Having experienced physical, verbal attacks and bullying last year, Ilhan Omar hasn't taken it so personal but rather an outright attack on her community from which she relies on their vote to win the upcoming Minneapolis House District 60B election, the same district where she was attacked.
Yet again, defiant Omar struck again, kicking off her campaign for the election which would see her challenging with the longtime DFLer, Rep. Phyllis Kahn.
On Wednesday, the 32 years-old activist turned to her community in Minneapolis, seeking their votes as she unveiled her candidacy for the seat which many believe carries a significant value for diverse communities in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Omar who most recently served as a senior policy aide to Minneapolis City Councilmember Andrew Johnson had left the war-torn Somalia in in 1990s, as she and her family spent years in a refugee camp in Kenya before they got sponsored to come to the United States in 1997.
"I hereby declare that I am a candidate running for state representative’s position,” Grinning Ilhan said at her campaign kick-off event.