US Rep for Minnesota, first elected to Congress in Nov. 2018.
Rep. Omar also served one term in the MN House of Representatives (2017-2019).
Omar fled civil war-torn Somalia as a child and lived for four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before ultimately moving to Minneapolis. She got involved in politics at the city council level, working as an aide and staffer. She is currently director of policy initiatives at Women Organizing Women.
Omar’s three children, husband Ahmed Hirsi, sister Sahra and her father Nur watched on as she spoke, while tearful supporters waved her campaign signs alonside Somali, Oromo and United States flags.more » « less