Heidi Garrido

Heidi Garrido

Hopkins City Council, MN

Born in Chile, Heidi is an adopted Wisconsinite-turned-Minnesotan running for a seat on the Hopkins City Council in Hopkins, Minnesota. Heidi has lived in Minnesota for 19 years, and in Hopkins for 6. She is a political and social justice activist and was a 19-year renter until purchasing her home in July.

Heidi is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee where she plans to graduate in May with a degree in Political Science and a certification in LGBTQ+ Studies. In addition to her studies, Heidi member of Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, the UWM Latinx Student Union, and the Hopkins Historical Society. She also is member of AFSCME Union Local 9 and serves on the City of Minneapolis Public Works Racial Equity Advisory Team, as part of her employment with the City as a Chief Field Inspector for the Surface Water & Sewers Division.

Heidi is running for City Council to provide diversity that is currently absent from the council and to represent the 40% BIPOC and 60% renter population of her community who feel like their voices are often left unheard. As a member of City Council, she will continue to fight for affordable housing, accessibility, racial equity, and climate justice. She resides in Hopkins with her husband Tony, and 3 children, Jace, Caden, and Dori.