I am a first-generation Somali-American, born in the Bronx, New York to parents who immigrated to the United States in the early 1980s. My humble upbringing has shown me that while achieving the American Dream is not always easy, it can be done with patience, hard work, and dedication. Locally, I am an active parent in the Shakopee School District with a daughter who attends Red Oak Elementary School and is a member of the Shakopee Girls Basketball Association. In an effort to help bring residents of different backgrounds…
Why I’m running
We need better representation in the senate, and we need a senator who will not let partisan politics get in the way of constituents’ needs and health. As your state senator I will advocate for the needs of District 55 residents. My work in the mental health field has particularly inspired me to fight for what’s right. Because of limited resources, it’s often difficult for patients to access quality healthcare and to find mental health providers who… [read more]
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