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Noecker wins reelection

Rebecca Noecker decisively won reelection on November 7 to represent St. Paul’s Ward 2 in the City Council. This will be Noecker’s third term.

“I’m excited to keep working hard to make St. Paul a better place for working families, a place where all kids get off to a great start and all people feel safe and free to thrive,” Noecker said in a statement. 

Noecker ran on a platform this year of expanding access to quality child care, affordable housing and jobs, investing in basic infrastructure and public safety, improving the quality of city services and stabilizing the city budget.

First elected in 2015, Noecker has been at the center of several issues facing the city and the West End, including the Justus Ramsey House and Listening House controversies, the redevelopment of Pedro Park, updating the city’s firearm discharge ordinance to require all firearms to be safely stored and secured with a locking device, the passage of the city’s rent control measures and the establishment of a reparations committee in St. Paul.

This year’s local election will bring a great deal of change to the composition of St. Paul’s city council. Four members elected not to run again, ensuring at least four new members of the council. Noecker will remain as the most tenured member heading into the next term. 

Noecker received over 63% of the first choice votes, winning every precinct in the Ward. 

Noecker lives with her family on St. Paul’s West Side. She started her career as an educator and a nonprofit program manager.

Read more: See more of our coverage of Noecker, including her monthly column for the Community Reporter. communityreporter.org/tag/rebecca-noecker 

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