Amer Ghalib, a Yemeni immigrant, made history when he was elected Mayor of Hamtramck, Michigan in November. Ghalib is Hamtramck’s first non-Polish Mayor in 100 years, and the first ever muslim Mayor of Hamtramck.
According to reports,
Ghalib secured 68% of the vote, beating incumbent Karen Majewski who has led the city for four terms.
Not only does Hamtramck now have a muslim Mayor, but they also have an all-muslim City Council.
Ghalib was sworn into office on January 2nd.