Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Announces Slate of Endorsements from Seven Mayors in CD-5

April 11, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS— Ilhan Omar for Congress today released a slate of endorsements from seven mayors in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. The support underscores the Congresswoman’s proven track record of effective leadership, commitment to co-governance, and her unwavering dedication to representing the diverse needs of her constituents.

The mayors endorsing Congresswoman Omar include Mayor Scott Lund of Fridley, Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula of Columbia Heights, Mayor April Graves of Brooklyn Center, Mayor Mary Supple of Richfield, Mayor Bill Blonigan of Robbinsdale, Mayor Nadia Mohamed of St. Louis Park, and Mayor Terry Wiggin of Hilltop. 

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsements of seven of our mayors from every corner of Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. “Their support highlights our shared commitment to advancing policies that uplift our communities and bring transformative change to Minnesotans.  I am proud to stand alongside these dedicated public servants as we work together to build a brighter future for every resident in our district.”

“I am pleased to endorse Representative Ilhan Omar for re-election,” said Mayor April Graves of the City of Brooklyn Center. “She has been a strong supporter of local businesses and entrepreneurs in the Fifth Congressional District. I look forward to continuing to work with the Congresswoman towards a more equitable community.”

“Congresswoman Omar has been an exceptional advocate for Fridley. Her unwavering support for the Inflation Reduction Act has brought crucial resources to CD 5,” said Mayor Scott Lund of the City of Fridley. “Through her collaboration with President Biden, she has successfully secured new investments for the Cummins Electrolyzer Facility, benefiting over 1000 workers. I wholeheartedly endorse Congresswoman Omar for re-election, as she continues to prioritize the needs of our community and deliver tangible results.”

“I have worked with Representative Omar since being elected mayor in 2021 and have witnessed her leadership firsthand,” said Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula of the City of Columbia Heights. “She is a labor leader, and an advocate for a better, more equitable society. I am proud to endorse her for re-election.”

“As the mayor of Richfield, I have advocated for a stronger city that is inclusive and equitable for all,” said Mayor Mary Supple of the City of Richfield. “I have worked with Congresswoman Omar and appreciate her efforts to collaborate with me in order to help achieve these goals. I am endorsing Rep. Omar for re-election.”

“Representative Omar has been a great partner for me and the city of Robbinsdale,” said Mayor Bill Blonigan of the City of Robbinsdale. “Her advocacy in Congress brought important funding for our parks as recently as last year, and she always works hard for the Fifth Congressional District. I am proud to endorse Ilhan for re-election.” 

“Representative Ilhan Omar is the advocate that we need in Congress,” said Mayor Nadia Mohamed of the City of St. Louis Park. “Her efforts have delivered clear results that uplift the Fifth Congressional District as a whole. She is a sister in service and I am proud to endorse her for re-election.”

“Representative Omar has been a partner and advocate for the Fifth District,” said Mayor Terry Wiggin of the City of Hilltop. “I look forward to continuing to work with her and I endorse her for re-election.”