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Rashida Tlaib's Biography

Office: U.S. House (MI) - District 13, Democratic

Contact Information

1628 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Rashida Tlaib

Gender:

Female

Family:

Husband: Fayez; 2 Children: Adam, Yusuf

Birth Date:

07/24/1976

Birth Place:

Detroit, MI

Home City:

Detroit, MI

Religion:

Islam

JD, Western Michigan University Thomas Cooley Law School, 2004

BA, Political Science/Government, Wayne State University, 1994-1998

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Michigan, District 13, 2019-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 13, 2018

Representative, Michigan State House of Representatives, 2008-2014

Candidate, Michigan State Senate, District 4, 2014

Co-Chair, Michigan Nonprofit Legislative Caucus

Employee, Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, present

Former Employee, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Former Employee, International Institute of Metro Detroit

Social Work, Latin Americans For Social and Economic Development

Social Work, Neighborhood Tax Center

Social WorK, Office of State Representative Steve Tobocman

Establishing Member, The Mary Turner Center for Advocacy

Awards:

Made history by becoming the first female Muslim legislator in Michigan and only the second in the country

Michigan's Children Visionary Freshman Award

Alternative for Girls Role Model Award Award

CAIR Michigan's Empowering Muslims award

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