In the week leading up to Earth Day, Saint Paul City Council candidates will participate in public forums with a focus on climate action hosted by St. Paul 350. 

Residents of Saint Paul wards 1, 3, 5, and 7 will have an opportunity to hear from candidates who have officially filed to run for City Council. Candidates in all four open seats will be asked climate-related questions and share their ideas for city-wide climate, equity, and energy action, reflecting the growing importance of the issue for Saint Paul residents.

The climate crisis intersects with many important issues Saint Paul faces including public health and safety, infrastructure, immigration, affordable housing, and workforce development.


The forums will be hosted by St. Paul 350, a group of Saint Paul neighbors working at the municipal level to transition the city from fossil fuel dependence to clean, renewable energy for everyone.

Ward 1 candidates: Anika Bowie, James Lo, Omar Syed, Suz Woehrle

Ward 3 candidates: Saura Jost, Isaac Russell

Ward 5 candidates: HwaJeong Kim, Pam Tollefson

Ward 7 candidates: Cheniqua Johnson, Pa Der Vang


These will be virtual forums held on Facebook Live.

Ward 1

Ward 3

Ward 5

Ward 7


Ward 1 City Council Climate Candidate Forum April 16, 6pm to 7:30pm

Ward 3 City Council Climate Candidate Forum April 18, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Ward 5 City Council Climate Candidate Forum April 17, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Ward 7 City Council Climate Candidate Forum April 20, 6:30pm to 8:00pm