“We met with a big field of interesting candidates this election season in St. Paul. One stands out overall as exceptional: Rebecca Noecker has our recommendation in her race for the Ward 2 seat on the St. Paul City Council.

The ward and St. Paul have an opportunity for a new voice with the retirement of Dave Thune after 20 years on the council. Residents of downtown St. Paul, Summit Hill, the West Side and West Seventh Street should seize the moment to bring Noecker — a Harvard-educated West Side activist and member of the city’s planning commission — into local government leadership.

Read more of the Pioneer Press endorsement of Rebecca: http://www.twincities.com/opinion/pp%20editorials/ci_29003916/for-st-paul-city-council:-pioneer-press-editorial.