Nadia Mohamed: Woman Makes History By Becoming First Elected Somali-American Mayor In USA

by Gee NY

Nadia Mohamed made history on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2023, by becoming the newly elected mayor of St. Louis Park, making her the first Somali-American to achieve such a feat in the United States.

Securing approximately 59% of the votes, Mohamed emerged victorious against her opponent, Dale A. Anderson.

Delivering her acceptance speech at the Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park, she expressed deep gratitude to the voters, emphasizing her commitment to representing everyone in the city.

She promised to prioritize future homeowners and restore accountability and transparency to the community.

On Friday, Nov 8, Mohamed posted the following on X:

“I have no words tonight other than thank you! Thank you St. Louis Park for placing your trust and faith in me!”

Congratulatory messages flooded the comments of her post.

Below are a few of them:


Congratulations Nadia really we are proud of you masha Allah


Congratulations I’m happy for you adeer.🥲






Congratulations. Does Israel have a right to exist?


Did the sizable Jewish population in SLP vote for you?

Now St. Louis Park can sit back and watch the city crumble. Bad choice people.


Congratulations!!! Unfortunately, we’ll never see this in my country France because of islamophobia and muslim hate.

Having immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 10, Mohamed has been a council member since 2020, and she sees her election as a milestone rather than the final destination, pledging to continue serving the city with dedication.

Throughout her campaign, Mohamed garnered endorsements from various state and city leaders, including Mayor Jake Spano and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan.

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