Duluth, MN -- A new candidate has entered the race for Duluth's City Council.
Azrin Awal announced her candidacy at an event in Lincoln Park Monday.
The UMD-grad said she's running because she's passionate and wants to be civically engaged.
Awal is a first-generation college student receiving a degree in Public Health.
She currently works as a youth advocate, serving kids and teens who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness.
If elected, Awal hopes to make sure all community members have their voices heard on issues like affordable housing, transportation, and more.
"I hope that together we can create a healthy community that is equitable for everyone," Awal said. "That every single person knows that their story matters."
There will be two open at-large seats on the ballot this November.
Currently, Councilor Terese Tomanek announced in March she will run to keep her seat.
Councilor Zack Filipovich's term will also expire but he won't seek re-election.
Filing officially opens on June 1.
You can learn more about Awal's goals for the council here.