Kayseh Magan, 33, announces that he is a candidate for the Ward Six seat on the Minneapolis City Council.  

“I am running for City Council because I want to live in a city that answers to all its residents,”  Kayseh said. “If we lived in such a city, we would have a Brady list, transparency in police  discipline, a demilitarized response to homelessness, and fully- funded social services.”  

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 the past 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. 

For Immediate Release: 12/9/2022
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