9 Facts About Ilhan Omar

1. In 2002, Ilhan Omar became engaged to Ahmed Hirsi.

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2. In January 2019, it was announced that Ilhan Omar will write a memoir about her life.

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3. In 2018, Ilhan Omar was featured in the video for Maroon 5's "Girls Like You".

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4. In 2018, Ilhan Omar came under criticism for statements she made about Israel before she was in the Minnesota legislature, which JTA reported had "earned her notoriety in the pro-Israel community.

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5. On June 5, 2018, Ilhan Omar filed to run for the US House from Minnesota's 5th congressional district after six-term incumbent DFLer Keith Ellison announced he would not seek re-election.

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6. In 2016, Ilhan Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, making her the first Somali American elected to legislative office in the United States.

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7. In 2002 Ilhan Omar became engaged to marry Ahmed Hirsi.

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8. On June 5, 2018, Ilhan Omar filed to run for US Representative from Minnesota's 5th congressional district after Representative Keith Ellison announced that he would not seek reelection.

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9. In November 2016, Ilhan Omar won the general election, becoming the first Somali American legislator in the United States.

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