Three Somali Refugees Run For Minnesota House Of Representatives, District 60A

Three former Somali refugees are running in the special election for Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A. The seat became vacant on November 16, 2019, after Diane Loeffler (D) died.

The Democratic primary election will be held on January 21, 2020, with three of the eleven candidates being former Somali refugees.

Amal Ibrahim came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia in 1999.

Mohamed Issa Barre came to the United States from Somalia in 1995.

Saciido Shaie came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia in 1992.

The primary special election will take place January 21, 2020.

According to Ballotpedia, there are no Republican candidates running for this seat.

UPDATE: Amal Ibrahim, Saciido Shaie and Mohamed Issa Barre were all defeated in the primary election.

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