Two Somali Refugees Defeated in Wisconsin Election
Two former refugees from Somalia were recently defeated in the Barron City Council Election, in Wisconsin.
According to reports,
In 2013, Mohamed said he was picked for resettlement in Albuquerque, New Mexico after being granted asylum by the U.S. After two months, a friend recommended he move to Barron, where he could find work at the Jennie-O Turkey Store or as a translator. In November, 2018, Mohamed became a U.S. citizen.
Ahmed has been a resident of Barron for 12 years, he became a U.S. citizen in 2015. According to reports, Ahmed is also a certified election judge, and has helped with voting at City Hall since last year.
The Primary Election was held on Feb. 19th, with Mohamed and Solie moving onto the General Election on April 2nd, where Solie defeated Mohamed.
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