A Nigerian -American woman, Esther Agbaje, has won a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives with 74.7% votes.
She defeated her close contender, Alan Shilepsky, by polling 17,396 votes. Alan scored 4,128 votes.
She will represent District 59B in the 134-member House on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of U.S. Democratic Party.
She currently works as an attorney in Minneapolis with a focus on general civil litigation and medical malpractice.
She once served at the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer, charged with managing rule of law projects in the Middle East.
Her priorities as a lawmaker include affordable housing, environmental justice, police reform, public safety, and racial equality.
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