For the first time in 132 years, West St. Paul has a female majority on City Council as newly elected members are sworn in.
West St. Paul has a historic first this year with the first Black candidate for municipal office in the city’s history. So we’re taking a wider look at firsts in West St. Paul.
“I guess you’d say I believe in put up or shut up,” Devona Weatherhead said in 1966 when she became the first woman elected to city council.
Since West St. Paul’s founding in 1889, only seven women have served on City Council.