Sarah McKenzie

Johnson Lee: 'I came into office to serve people'


Downtown Councilmember leaves office after active four-year term

Natalie Johnson Lee, the outgoing Minneapolis City Councilmember for the 5th Ward, lost her seat after a hotly contested and divisive race but said she didn’t leave City Hall with feelings of bitterness.

Johnson Lee, who represented a section of Downtown west of Hennepin Avenue, the Nicollet Island/East Bank area and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis, said she “wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.”


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