Hwa Jeong Kim
Hwa Jeong is a Korean American non-profit executive director, organizer, former Legislative Aide, and resident of Saint Paul's North End. She is running for Ward 5 in Saint Paul because she believes in a city that prioritizes healthy homes, community safety, clean air, neighborhood jobs, and transportation options that meet residents' changing needs. Hwa Jeong has previously served Ward 5 residents on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and its Zoning Committee, where she represented shared values. During her tenure as a Legislative Aide, she fought for progressive policies that protect marginalized neighbors and organized with communities to achieve them.
For the past several years, Hwa Jeong has dedicated her time to electing progressive women, women of color, and LGBTQIA2+ women to positions of power that represent communities. She has knocked on thousands of doors and listened to neighbors in Ward 5 to understand their most pressing issues. Hwa Jeong is currently the executive director of Minnesota Voice, a non-profit that focuses on voting rights, voting access, civic engagement, and education. By earning each other's trust, she believes that shared solutions can be found to achieve a better future.