Alexandria resident Meronne Teklu has announced she is running for City Council in the June 8 Democratic primary.
Teklu was born in Alexandria, raised in Fairfax County and is the child of Ethiopian immigrants. She graduated from the College of William & Mary with an interdisciplinary studies degree and majored in Africana studies. She currently works as a management consultant at a professional services firm and previously served as community manager for the Institute for East African Councils on Higher Education.
On her campaign website, Teklu describes herself as “a driven, empathetic leader who is running for Alexandria City Council to connect the voices of marginalized and underrepresented communities with City leadership.”
Teklu will join 10 other candidates in the June 8 Democratic primary: new candidates Sarah Bagley, Bill Campbell, Alyia Gaskins, James Lewis, Richard Kirk McPike, Patrick Moran, and Bill Rossello and incumbent Councilors Canek Aguirre, John Chapman and Amy Jackson.
Candidate Abdel Elnoubi recently announced he is dropping out of the race.