Opinions & Features Success Story November 05, 2020 at 11:32 am

Get to know the Black candidates who have made history in the 2020 U.S. Election

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Mildred Europa Taylor November 05, 2020 at 11:32 am

November 05, 2020 at 11:32 am | Opinions & Features, Success Story

Oklahoma's Mauree Turner Makes History as Nonbinary State Legislator
Courtesy MaureeTurner.com

Mauree Turner, other Muslim lawmakers

Democrat Mauree Turner, 27, on Tuesday won her race for Oklahoma state House for District 88, becoming the first nonbinary state legislator in U.S. history and first Muslim lawmaker in Oklahoma. She defeated Republican Kelly Barlean with 71% of the votes.

2020 Election: Madinah Wilson-Anton wins, to become Delaware's first Muslim  legislator - 6abc Philadelphia
Madinah Wilson-Anton via 6abc Philadelphia

In Delaware, Democrat Madinah Wilson-Anton became the first practicing Muslim elected to the general assembly, winning 71 percent of the vote. She’s also the first Muslim woman elected to office in Delaware’s history.

Samba Baldeh: From Gambian immigrant to Common Council President of Madison  | Wisconsin Muslim Journal
Madison Alder Samba Baldeh. Photo: Wisconsin Muslim Journal

In Wisconsin, Madison Alder Samba Baldeh will be the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature and the first Black man from Dane County. The IT project engineer at American Family Insurance is currently in his third term on the Madison Common Council representing Madison’s 17th District.

Florida's Aug. primary features five Democrats vying for House District 107  and 108 | Miami Herald
Christopher Benjamin. Photo: Miami Herald

Then there is Christopher Benjamin, who is now the first Muslim American to be elected to any state office in the Sunshine State, representing the 107th District in the House of Representatives.

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