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Ilhan Omar's Biography

Office:
  • U.S. House (MN) - District 5, Democratic/Farmer/Labor

Contact Information

404 3rd Avenue North
Suite 203
Minneapolis, MN 55401

1730 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

Ilhan Omar

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced: Ahmed Hirsi; 3 Children; Divorced: Ahmed Nur Said Elmi; Spouse: Tim

Birth Date:

10/04/1982

Birth Place:

Mogadishu, Somalia

Home City:

Minneapolis, MN

Religion:

Muslim

BA, Political Science, North Dakota State University, 2011

BS, International Studies, North Dakota State University, 2011

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Minnesota, District 5, 2019-present

Former Member, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, United States House of Representatives

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Minnesota, District 5, 2018, 2020

Representative, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 60B, 2017-2019

Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State House of Representatives, 2017-2019

Candidate, Minnesota State House of Representatives, District 60B, 2016

Vice President, Democratic Farmer Labor Feminist Caucus, present

Former Member, Civil Law and Data Practices Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Committee on the Budget, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, State Government Finance Committee, Minnesota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Foreign Affairs), United States House of Representatives

Director of Policy & Initiatives, Women Organizing Women Network, 2015-present

Policy Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University Of Minnesota

Senior Policy Aide, Office of City of Minneapolis Council Member Andrew Johnson, 2013-2015

Campaign Manager, Andrew Johnson for Ward 12, 2013

Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education, 2012-2013

Campaign Manager, Kari Dzeidzik for Minnesota State Senate, 2012

Community Nutrition Educator, University of Minnesota, 2006-2009

Former Board Member, Confederation of Somali Community of MN

Former Board Member, Democratic Farmer Labor State Central Committee

Former Board Member, Legal Rights Center

Former Board Member, Young Men Christian Association

Awards:

Rising Star, DFL Women's Hall of Fame, May 2014

Community Leadership Award, Mshale, 2015

Publications:

Extension nutrition educators use hands-on approach to bridge Somali culture and American society
Authors:
Ilhan Omar
The new faces of the Mpls NAACP
Authors:
Ilhan Omar
Inside the Somali Political Movement
Authors:
Ilhan Omar

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