We need better representation in the Minnesota Senate, someone who will not allow partisan politics to get in the way of the needs of the residents.
I am a first-generation American-Born Somali, born to parents who have immigrated to the United States in the early 1980’s. My humble upbringing has made me realize that the American Dream is not always easy, but is achievable and driven through patience, hard work, and dedication.
Professionally, my career has been in the mental health field. I currently work as a Disability Case Manager with diverse populations and assist Minnesotans and their families overcome the daily challenges of their lives. It has helped me better understand the barriers citizens of Senate District 55 have in accessing quality, affordable healthcare. That is why I have am currently a member of the Scott County Local Advisory Council for Mental Health, to help advocate for my neighbors.
I have always wanted to partake in being a part of change and in doing so, taking on the role to make a difference, but for the betterment of others on a larger scale. I have been inspired after hearing from others about firsthand while working with others with SPMI (Severe Persistent Mental Health Illnesses) that treatment is not always easy.