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Ilhan Omar Will be Nation’s First Somali-American Legislator

posted on November 9, 2016

The Star Tribune’s Faiza Mahamud and J. Patrick Coolican report that Ilhan Omar has won a state House race to represent Minneapolis’ district 60B, becoming the nation’s first Somali-American legislator. Paul Thissen, the House Minority Leader of Minnesota, said that Omar’s victory “says something important about the future of Minnesota, and what it means to be a Minnesotan.”

Read at Star Tribune