Out of them, 23-year-old Nabeela Syed is the youngest Indian-American woman to win. Syed’s campaign website says she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in political science and business administration, where she served as the President of a pro-bono consulting organisation assisting local businesses and non-profits.
After winning the election, Nabeel Syed wrote, ‘My name is Nabeela Syed. I’m a 23-year-old Muslim, Indian-American woman. We just flipped a Republican-held suburban district.
And in January, I’ll be the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly’.
While, democrats Mana Abdi, Deqa Dhalac, and Ambureen Rana are elected to the Maine State Legislature, Ohio Democrats Munira Abdullahi and Ismail Mohamed were elected to serve in the state legislature.
In Texas, Salman Bhojani and Suleman Lalani are elected to the state legislature whereas, Ruwa Romman, Farooq Mughal, and Sheikh Rahman were elected to the state house in Georgia.
After the election results, Georgia has the second-highest number of Muslim state legislators in the US.
In Minnesota which has the highest number of Muslims elected to the state house, Zaynab Mohammed become the first Muslim woman to be elected to the state senate.
“Tonight’s historic string of record-breaking American Muslim electoral victories is a testament to our community’s ongoing rise in American politics and the trust our neighbours have placed in us to represent them and fight for their interests,” Cair national executive director Nihad Awad said.
“We are witnessing the next step in the American Muslim community’s political transformation from marginalised voices that were sidelined, or worse, to decision-makers. These newly elected officials are building upon the success of our community’s decades-long investment in civic engagement, voter registration and running for office.”