Meet Kayseh

Kayseh Magan, 33, announced on December 9, 2022, International Anti-Corruption Day, that he was a candidate for the Ward Six seat on the Minneapolis City Council.

Kayseh came to the United States as a refugee nearly thirty years ago. This experience has shaped the person he is today and is the reason why he has been drawn to public service.

Kayseh worked as a juvenile detention officer, while attending The Ohio State University. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he moved to Minnesota for graduate school. He worked as a correctional officer for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and later for the Minnesota Judicial Branch, where he helped Self-Represented Litigants.

After earning a master’s degree in public administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Kayseh was appointed as an investigator in the Medicaid Fraud Division of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. In that role, he conducted complex felony investigations and investigated individuals who defrauded the United States government and the state of Minnesota.

Kayseh has lived in Ward Six for more than six years and has been an active member of our community. He served as a commissioner on the Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights. During the height of the pandemic, Kayseh worked on the weekends to help find resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking in Minneapolis. He signed up as a census worker to make sure our neighbors were counted and then served on the Redistricting Advisory Group to make sure their voices were not diluted.