Minneapolis (SD) – Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American woman who is a member of the US Congress, has once again celebrated a historic re-election victory.
Ilhan, ran against Republican candidate challenger Lacy Johnson, winning the Minnesota state election and defended her seat in the 5th District of the United States Congress.
Rep Ilhan Omar received 65% of the total votes cast, while the other candidate Lacy Johnson received 26% of the votes.
Ilhan Omar’s victory was hailed by her supporters, many of whom are Somali-Americans, celebrating her re-election to the US Congress.
Ilhan Omar is a member of the Squad, a group of four women in the Democratic congress, including Rashida Tlaib from Detroit, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Ayanna Pressley from Boston.
Ilhan is the first Somali-American to become a member of the US Congress, and is the first of two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018.
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