After Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election, Over 100 muslims throughout the U.S. decided to run for office to fight against Trump and his policies. In the 2018 election we seen what some called the “muslim wave,” with more muslim candidates than ever running in the U.S. elections. Many of those candidates won.
With organizations put together to help muslims run in elections, the number of muslim candidates in the U.S. is soaring.
Many muslims have filed to run for office in the 2019 and 2020 elections. Several muslims have already been elected in 2019, including at least four from Wisconsin.
Samba Baldeh, a muslim immigrant from Gambia, was re-elected as alderman in district 17 for the Madison City Council, in Wisconsin. Baldeh was first elected in 2015.
Baldeh defeated James Creighton Mitchell Jr. in the general election on April 2, 2019. Baldeh received 1,898 votes, while Mitchell only received 620 votes.
Minza Karim was elected as a member of the Middleton-Cross Plains Board of Education in Wisconsin
Karim ran unopposed in the election on April 2, 2019.
Akram Khan was elected as a Mequon school board member on April 2, 2019.
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