Linea Palmisano is running for re-election in Southwest Minneapolis to represent the Thirteenth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. First elected to this seat in 2013, she is passionate about local government and city issues because of the ability to impact people's everyday lives. She comes from a business background with 15 years in the private sector, and has been active in neighborhood leadership and coaching for young women and immigrant students, and entrepreneurship for social justice. She founded a local non-profit called NAVIGATE that assists undocumented immigrant students and their families. Linea serves because she believes in the power that comes from a local government that works hard for the public good.