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October 4, 1982

Ilhan Omar Minnesota State Representative is born.

Ilhan Omar is a Somali American politician from Minnesota. In 2016, she was elected a Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, making her the first Somali American legislator elected to office in the United States.

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Link to Photo Credit: Ilhan Omar TIME Magazine

 

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Link to Photo Credit: Ilhan  Omar: TIME Magazine

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