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Somali Community Celebrates Historic Election Wins in Washington State

Somali Bridge
Thursday November 18, 2021

Seattle, WA (Somali Bridge) - The Somali community in the greater Seattle area recently celebrated historic wins in this year’s elections.

This year's elections brought out an unprecedented number of candidates, with 4 out of the 6 elected.

Hamdi Mohamed became the first Muslim immigrant elected to the Port of Seattle Commission, while 24-year-old Mohamed Abdi became the youngest Council member ever elected to the city of Tukwila.

Mohamed Egal was also elected to the SeaTac city council, a city with large Somali residents.

Awale Farah was elected to position 4 of Kent School Board. The event brought together members of the community, prominent leaders and featured famous Somali artist Ilkacase Qays.


 



 





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