Somali Community Celebrates Historic Election Wins in Washington State


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.

Source: Somali Bridge


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