Zaynab Mohamed is making history as the youngest woman and one of the first Black women elected to the Minnesota Senate in US Midterm Elections.Zaynab Mohamed is one of three Black women who made history Tuesday when they were elected to the Minnesota Senate. No Black women have served in the state Senate in 164 years of statehood according to sahan Journal.
Zaynab Mohamed said ,
“I’m honored that the people of South Minneapolis have placed their trust in me to serve as their next state senator,” Zaynab said Tuesday night. “I’m incredibly grateful to my friends, family, campaign staff, and volunteers who made this historic night possible and for the unwavering belief they had in me throughout this campaign. There’s important work ahead and I can’t wait to get to work improving the lives of working Minnesotans.”
Zaynab is just 25. she was born in Somalia and grew up in south Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2019.
Zaynab previously worked as a policy aide for Minneapolis City Councilmember Jason Chavez. She also served as the community advocacy manager for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Four other Black women are running Tuesday for Minnesota Senate seats, and could make history as the first Black women elected to the state Senate in 164 years of statehood. The group plans to create a caucus for Black women in the Senate after they’re sworn into office in January.
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