Alondra Cano

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Alondra Cano
A dark-haired woman with double-hoop earrings and a black and white striped shirt speaks into a microphone from behind a computer screen.
Member of the Minneapolis City Council
from the 9th ward
In office
January 6, 2014 – January 3, 2022
Preceded byGary Schiff
Succeeded byJason Chavez
Personal details
Born (1981-09-26) September 26, 1981 (age 42)
Cokato, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota (BA)

Alondra Cano (born September 26, 1981) is an American politician, activist, and former member of the Minneapolis City Council from the 9th Ward.

Early life and education[edit]

Cano was born in Cokato, Minnesota and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico before moving to Litchfield, Minnesota at the age of 10. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, where she studied management, Chicano studies, popular education, and the politics of identity. She also began working as an activist.[1][2]


As a college student, Cano worked with the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network’s board. Cano also worked with Rose Brewer, a professor and activist, to organize events against police brutality. Cano worked as a communication and public relations assistant for eleven months for Minneapolis Public Schools and worked on the staff of Councilmember Robert Lilligren. Cano ran to represent Minneapolis's 9th ward in the Minneapolis City Council in 2013 against Ty Moore to replace retiring incumbent Gary Schiff.[3] She won and was sworn in on January 6, 2014.[4] She is a member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.[5]

On December 19, 2020, Cano announced that she would not seek re-election to the city council in 2021.[6]


  1. ^ "About Alondra Cano". Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. ^ Garza, Mary Lou. "Alondra Cano: Early life, family shape activism – Part I". Twin Cities Daily Planet. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  3. ^ Roper, Eric; Rao, Maya (October 29, 2013). "Minneapolis City Council could see up to 7 new faces". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Roper, Eric (December 29, 2013). "New Mpls. City Council: Energetic political neophytes bring their own passions". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on May 17, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Alondra Cano". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  6. ^ "Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano Will Not Seek Re-Election Next Year". 2020-12-19. Retrieved 2020-12-19.