Apr 2, 2024 - News

1 pic to go: A new councilperson

A photo of Des Moines City Councilperson Mike Simonson.

The remaining term of the City Council seat now held by Mike Simonson expires in January 2026. Photo: Courtesy of the city of Des Moines

Mike Simonson officially took his seat on the Des Moines City Council after a swearing in ceremony last night.

Catch up fast: Simonson is an architect and former DSM Plan and Zoning commissioner.

  • He won roughly 60% of the vote in last month's special election to fill the at-large seat vacated when Connie Boesen became mayor in January.

What we're watching: Affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and public safety are among Simonson's campaign goals.

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