Councilwoman Jasmin Santana to serve as Cleveland City Council’s new Majority Whip
Plain Press, June 2021 Ward 14 City Council Representative Jasmin Santana has accepted an offer to become City Council’s Majority Whip and part of City Council’s leadership team.
Elected in 2017, Santana is the first Latina council member in the city’s history. Councilwoman Santana represents Clark-Fulton, Stockyards and portions of Brooklyn Centre, Tremont, and West Boulevard neighborhoods. These neighborhoods over the last few years have seen an influx of development, including new and restored housing, as well as new businesses and renovations of old factory buildings into retail and housing.
“As a Latina councilwoman with over 20 years of community leadership and organizing, I am delighted to join the Council leadership team,” Councilwoman Santana said. “I look forward to continuing to work with my council colleagues as we restore, rebuild and renew our neighborhoods and our city.
“I want to thank Council President Kevin Kelley for the opportunity, and I look forward to working with him and Councilman Blaine Griffin.”
Councilwoman Santana joins the Council President and Councilman Griffin, who moves into the position of Majority Leader. The change in leadership came about after former Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland resigned her position.
“I’m pleased Councilwoman Santana accepted the offer to serve as Majority Whip,” said Council President Kelley. “In her now nearly four years on council she has grown as a council member and as a leader among the other members.”