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November 5, 2015 Minneapolis – Today, Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Brad Bourn (District 6) announced that he is endorsing Ilhan Omar for State Representative in District 60B.
"I’m proud and excited to endorse Ilhan,” said Bourn. “I’ve looked to her for leadership and advice in our efforts to make park programs and amenities more inclusive of new Minnesotans. She is a strong, energetic voice for our community. Ilhan’s fresh perspective and her advocacy for those who are often marginalized are needed in the Legislature. I hope you’ll join me in supporting Ilhan Omar for Minnesota House District 60B!"
Ilhan Omar responded, “I’m humbled and honored to have earned the endorsement of Commissioner Bourn. Brad’s leadership on the Park Board has led to better after-school programs, more diverse programming, creative partnerships with nonprofit organizations, and nation-leading efforts to promote healthier lifestyles. Brad’s accomplishments demonstrate that government can achieve great things when we commit to bringing more voices to the table. I plan to bring that brand of leadership to the State Legislature.”
Ilhan, a progressive DFL activist, educator and policy analyst, is the Director of Policy and Initiatives for the Women Organizing Women (WOW) Network, which works to engage and empower East African women to take civic leadership roles and see themselves as leaders within their communities. She lives in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis with her husband and three children.
Ilhan’s Official Campaign Kickoff “ is this Tuesday, November 10 at Mixed Blood Theater, 1501 South 4th Street in Minneapolis. The event will feature guest speakers, live music, and delicious snacks from Afrodeli. RSVP today to stay connected with event updates!
For more information, visit www.ilhanomar.com.