Somali Refugee Wins Election In Maine

Somali Refugee Wins Election In Maine

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Democrat Safiya Khalid has made history by becoming the first Somali elected to the City Council in Lewiston Maine.

Yesterday, Khalid was elected to the Lewiston City Council’s Ward 1 seat, with nearly 70% of the vote.

Khalid is a former Somali refugee who came to the United States in 2006, when she was just 7 years old.

Read more about Khalid here

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