Senate 2021-2022 (District 62); Senate 2023-Present (District 62)
Party when first elected: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Date of Birth:
, Washington D.C.
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: Somali-American
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
George Mason University;
George Mason University; M.P.A.; Public Administration
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Minnesota Council of Minnesotans of African Heritage;
Minnesota Department of Transportation (Project Coordinator);
Minnesota Department of Revenue (Property Tax Division employee);
Hennepin County, Minnesota (2040 Comprehensive Plan Policy Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair);
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Community Specialist);
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Special Legislative Concerns: Health care for all, MN Green New Deal, progressive taxation, transportation justice, high quality education for all.
He is a first generation American. His parents emigrated from Somalia. (2020 campaign website)
He is the first Somali American and the first Muslim to serve in the Minnesota Senate.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for District 62A of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2018.
His religion was reported on the Senate floor, January 7, 2021.
Term of Office: 1/3/2023 to 1/6/2025
Occupation: Business and systems analyst
Higher Education (Chair)
State and Local Government and Veterans
Term of Office: 1/5/2021 to 1/2/2023
Occupation: None listed
Human Services Licensing Policy
Human Services Reform Finance and Policy
State Government Finance and Policy and Elections
Technology and Reform Policy
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