Cheniqua is a Minnesota native, philanthropic leader and long-time community organizer. Cheniqua is running for Saint Paul City Council in Ward 7 to bring new leadership to the East Side of Saint Paul and to be a strong advocate for more affordable housing and protection for renters. She aims to bring forward a robust city-wide public safety plan, invest in climate justice action, sustainability, and foster local economic development.
Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Cheniqua has worked with rural, urban, and suburban Minnesotans and knows what it takes to bring people together from all backgrounds. Since moving to the Twin Cities, Cheniqua has spent the last decade in community, public service, and political organizing. She has served as a congressional staffer for Attorney General Keith Ellison when he was a Minnesota Congressman and for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation. On day one, Cheniqua will have the experience and relationships to be able to work hard and move the East Side and entire City forward at City Hall.
Cheniqua is a trailblazer, in her community and in her family. She is a proud daughter, sister, and granddaughter who has paved the way for her family by being the first person to graduate with a 4-year degree from University of Minnesota and the first to own a home. Cheniqua has also served the past two years for the Minnesota State Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party as the State DFL Outreach & Inclusion Officer.