Dai Thao

Councilmember
City of St. Paul

In 2013, Dai Thao was the first Hmong person to be elected to St. Paul’s City Council. He represents Ward 1, which includes the Thomas-Dale and Summit-University neighborhoods. In 2017, Thao will see results from council actions that he supported in 2016, including building a Major League Soccer stadium in St. Paul. He expects adjacent development that broadens the city’s tax base. A father of three, Thao advocated for a mandatory paid sick-leave policy in the city. The new ordinance takes effect on July 1, 2017, and most St. Paul employers are subject to it.