Press Kit


Amáda Márquez Simula has been the Mayor of Columbia Heights, MN since January 2021. As a Latina, she is the first person of color elected to office in the city, and the second Latina mayor in the state. Beyond representation, Amáda is streamlining communication between various communities and government in one of the most culturally diverse cities in Minnesota. She strives for progress, removes antiquated obstacles, and works to update policies for everyone. Amáda is a constant advocate for equality, including renters, people of color, immigrants, young citizens, LGBTQ people, and people with accessibility needs. Passionate about public safety, sustainability, and technology, Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula consistently demonstrates informed, fearless, and creative leadership.

Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula
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Press Releases

January 23, 2020 – Amáda Márquez Simula announces plans to run for Columbia Heights Mayor


November 4, 2020

Sahan Journal
Community connector. Humanitarian of the year. Now Amáda Márquez Simula will become Minnesota’s second Latina mayor.

November 6, 2020

Star Tribune
Mayor-elect Amáda Márquez Simula hopes to usher in diversity at Columbia Heights City Hall

November 17, 2020

Northeaster Newspaper

Elections reveal few surprises, Simula wins in Heights

January 2021

La Voz Latina

Líder Latina: Amáda Márquez Simula se convierte en la primera alcaldesa latina de Columbia Heights

January 11, 2021

Minnesota Monthly

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Amáda Márquez Simula


September 27, 2020

Minnesota Latinos
Interview with Amáda Márquez Simula – Running for Mayor of Columbia Heights, MN

November 6, 2020

WCCO 4 – CBS Minnesota
Morning Headlines: Nov. 6, 2020