Muslim Woman runs for Virginia State Senate

Yasmine Taeb is a Democratic candidate for State Senate in Virginia’s 35th District for the 2019 election.

Taeb came to the U.S. from Iran, illegally, when she was in the second grade. Taeb says that her and her family made their way to Mexico and climbed through a hole in the fence at the southern border, to sneak into the U.S. Taeb has since became a legal citizen.

Taeb is an attorney who fights for refugees and asylum seekers.

According to Taeb’s website, she was the first Muslim woman and Iranian-American to be elected to the Democratic National Committee.

Taeb is against the travel ban and says that’s what encouraged her to run for office.

Taeb describes herself as a progressive democrat.

Taeb is endorsed by Emgage Action, an organization aimed at getting muslims elected into the U.S. Government, at all levels.

The primary election is on June 11, 2019, and the general election is on November 5. The filing deadline for candidates is March 28, 2019.