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Nigerian-American Esther Agbaje wins Legislative Seat

Esther Agbaje won by a landslide, scoring a total of 17,396 votes, which represents 74.7% of the total ballots cast in the Minnesota House of Representatives in United States general elections.

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ESTHER AGBAJE, FIGHTING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND PRISON REFORM, BECOMES MINNESOTA’S FIRST NIGERIAN-AMERICAN LEGISLATOR

(The African Stand) — Political newcomer Esther Agbaje has become Minnesota’s first Nigerian-American legislator after winning the seat formerly held by long-time state Representative Raymond Dehn.

The 35-year-old won her election on the ticket of the US Democratic Party and will represent District 59B in the 134-member House.

Agbaje defeated her closest rival Alan Shilepsky of the Republican Party.

She is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and was born in St. Paul, the state capital of Minnesota.

Her father is an Episcopal Church priest and her mother worked as a librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Agbaje graduated from George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is now serving as an attorney in Minneapolis with a focus on general civil litigation and medical malpractice.

Affordable housing, environmental justice, police reform, public safety, and racial equality are top of her loss of priorities and focus.

Hassan Juma

Written by Hassan Juma

Hassan Juma is an international reporter who graduated with a degree from The United States International University where he majored in Journalism and International Relations and he is currently working for African Stand as a senior reporter covering the Middle East, US, Asia, and Europe.

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