Tiger Worku moves to the suburbs

The failed Minneapolis city council candidate is trying again in a race for a suburban state House of Representatives seat.

The folks behind the trademarked Twitter (X) account WedgeLive! noticed this filing from the young man in a hurry:

Sure enough, records on file at the state Campaign Finance Board show that yesterday Worku registered a campaign committee to run as a Democrat (DFL) for the House 49A seat in this year’s election.

District 49A covers an area in the southwestern suburbs and is currently represented by Rep. Laurie Pryor (DFL-Minnetonka). Pryor is currently in her fourth term and she had announced last month that she will not run for a fifth. So far, including Worku, three Democrats and one Republican have filed for the seat.

Worku’s filing lists as an address an apartment in Minnetonka. His new campaign website can be found here. Oddly enough, for a man who wrote an autobiography, there is no “about the candidate” page.

We last heard from Mr. Worku last November when he finished a distant third in his efforts to unseat controversial incumbent Ward 6 council member Jamal Osman in what turned out to be an eventful race.

Worku himself wrote this immediately after the last election:

I reviewed Worku’s self-published 2022 autobiography, written at age 19, here, under the headline “A Life in Progress.”

A young man to keep your eye on.