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