Indira Sheumaker, Des Moines' newest councilperson, sworn into office
Indira Sheumaker officially took her seat on the Des Moines City Council last night.
- Sheumaker rose to prominence for her activism during BLM protests in 2020, beating Ward 1 incumbent Bill Gray 47% to 35% in November.
Driving the news: Her first vote Monday was against the reappointment of the city employees who report directly to the council, which includes DSM's manager, attorney, clerk, deputy clerk and deputy attorney.
- She requested separate votes for each position before she voted no.
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