Somali-American woman wins Democrat primary race for State Representative

Published: August 10, 2016

ilhanA Somali-American woman is making history, securing the primary election in the State Representative race in Minnesota’s District 60 B.
In the Democratic Primary on Tuesday, Ilhan Omar won 40.95 percent of the vote.
Mohamud Noor secured 29.63 percent and long-time incumbent Phyllis Kahn received 29.42 percent.
If Omar wins the election in November, she becomes the first Somali-American State Representative as well as the first Somali-American woman in the Minnesota legislature.
Abdimalik Askar ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Omar will go up against Askar on the ballot in November.

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