Council members & districts

Edward Reynoso

Metropolitan Council Member, District 9

Edward Reynoso was appointed to the Metropolitan Council by Gov. Mark Dayton in March 2011 and reappointed in 2015.  Reynoso lives in Ham Lake, and represents District 9, which includes the Anoka County cities of Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Ham Lake, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey, and St. Francis.

Reynoso brings 20 years of experience representing transportation industry members of the Teamsters Union. Specifically, he has served as the political director and special projects coordinator for the Teamsters Joint Council 32 in Minneapolis since 2009. Previously, he worked as a political representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 63 in Rialto, Cal., from 1991-99, and as national political field representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. from 1999-2009.

As a Council member, Reynoso chairs the Audit Committee, is co-chair of the Equity Advisory Committee, and a member of the Environment and Transportation committees.

“One of the top issues facing the region is transportation,” Reynoso said. “Growth in affordable transportation, be it LRT or bus transit, is extremely important.” He also noted that more of a focus on economic development will help ensure a healthy and vibrant region.

Reynoso serves on several community and government organizational boards, including the Governor’s Workforce Development Council, the Workers Compensation Advisory Council, the Minnesota HealthCare Task Force and Governor’s Job Skills Partnership.

Reynoso lives in Ham Lake with his wife, Marla. They have two sons, Adam and Adrian, and two daughters, Kristy and Jessica.

To contact Reynoso, you may call 612.331.3456, or e-mail