Esther Agbaje Announces Her Candidacy for MN House District 59B
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Esther Agbaje [ag-BADGE-ay] and Team Esther are delighted to announce her candidacy to serve as State Representative for District 59B.
An advocate for safe and affordable housing, public transportation, and environmental justice, Esther is a civil litigation and medical malpractice attorney in downtown Minneapolis.
As our representative in the State House, Esther will ask the tough questions and pursue inclusive solutions: How do we protect our vulnerable and make sure that every person in our shared community can live a full life in Minnesota?
Our district has witnessed tremendous growth, one negative consequence of which, however, is rising rents and housing costs. As a renter and legal volunteer with Volunteer Lawyers Network’s Housing Court Project, Esther knows the impact of rising rents on our community. To build healthy and sustainable communities, the state must be a better partner to cities and counties in promoting inclusive growth that does not displace people and families. Many aspects of life outcomes are determined by a person’s access to safe, clean, and affordable housing. Esther will work to secure housing for everyone in our district and across the state by promoting local developers who can invest into the community, securing stability in rent increases, and protecting homeowners by expanding eligibility to programs meant to keep people in their homes.
Esther is an advocate for climate justice through TakeAction Minnesota. She participates in faith communities’ efforts to care for the earth through St. Mark’s Cathedral and MN Interfaith Power and Light. Esther is also a consistent transit rider, and she understands the successes and failings of our current transit system within the district and will work to improve it.
Born in Saint Paul and raised in Brainerd and Faribault, Esther learned from a young age the value of community, education, and public service. Esther has a B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University and an M.P.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She previously served as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. State Department while based in Washington, DC. She then earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School before making her way home to Minnesota and is currently an Associate with Ciresi Conlin LLP.
Together with the residents of 59B, Esther wants to build an inclusive and just society in our District where no one is left behind. Learn more about Esther and join the team by visiting www.estheragbaje.com.
For Immediate Release
Release: October 22, 2019.