Muslim Woman Running For Mayor In Rochester Minnesota
Regina Mustafa is a muslim woman who is running for Mayor of Rochester Minnesota. Mustafa was originally running for the 1st Congressional District, Minnesota, but Mustafa dropped out of the race and became a candidate for Mayor.
Mustafa is the founder of Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam of Rochester, MN.
On Mustafa’s website, it states:
Originally from Philadelphia, Regina has been living in Rochester for over 10 years. She is a wife and mother of two young children in the Rochester Public School system. Education is not only a high priority to Regina as a mother, but also to Regina herself as she is pursuing a Masters degree in Human Services from Winona State University – Rochester.In 2014, Regina formed the non-profit organization, Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam (CIDI). She has worked tirelessly throughout souther Minnesota building bridges and fostering understand among our richly diverse communities.Regina also serves on the City of Rochester Ethical Practices Board and the Olmsted County Human Rights Commission. She has been an advocate for affordable housing, especially for minority groups, through her current presence on the Rochester Area Foundation Housing Alliance.In 2015, Regina was received the Champion of Diversity Award from the Diversity Council of Rochester. That same year she also earned the Bridge-Builder Award from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.In 2016, Regina was recognized by Mayor Ardell Brede with the Mayor’s Medal of Honor in recognition of her years of community service in Rochester. Additionally, she was chosen as a Rising Champion of Justice by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Minnesota.