Nadia Mohamed made history on Nov. 7 when she was elected by the people of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to be their mayor. According to the Philadelphia Tribune, Mohamed is believed to be the first Somali-American democratically elected to be mayor in United States history.
St Louis Parks Makes History in Minnesota by electing the first Muslim Mayor in the history of the state and younges in the history of city. Nadia Mohamed. pic.twitter.com/Q24GUBjBUo— CAIR MN (@CAIRMN) November 8, 2023
Mohamed ran a progressive campaign focused on community policing and housing reform to create more affordable housing. She also received a boon in the form of an endorsement from the outgoing mayor, Jake Spano, whose choice not to seek reelection cleared the path for Mohamed’s victory. Mohamed also secured endorsements from Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Rep. Larry Kraft, and Rep. Cheryl Youakim.
Nadia Mohamed, a Somali-Muslim woman, has been elected mayor of St Louis Park. The city is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in Minnesota. Contrary to those who wish to instigate tension between our communities,this election represents a sign of hope and unity. pic.twitter.com/tIXTgKbZZp— Habon Abdulle, PhD (@HabonDaud) November 8, 2023
Minneapolis and St. Paul elections may dominate tomorrow morning’s headlines, but history was made tonight in the western suburbs. St. Louis Park and Golden Valley both elected a Black woman as their next mayor!Congratulations to mayors-elect Roslyn Harmon and Nadia Mohamed.— Cedrick Frazier (@CedrickFrazier) November 8, 2023
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Source: Black Enterprise