Tuesday night, incumbent Democrat Ilhan Omar was reelected to the US House in the 5th Congressional District in Minnesota. Omar, who was first elected to office in 2018, was one of the first Muslim-American women in Congress.
Muslim Students Association Vice President Jowairia Khalid said representation is important to feeling connected to elected officials and the democratic process. Ilhan Omar being reelected to Congress is a significant step in creating more representation.
“There’s barely been any diversity,” she said. “We need that representation.”