The first city in the United States to elect a female Somali-American mayor.
Nadia Mohamed defeated Dale A. Anderson by a majority vote, becoming the first Somali-American to be elected mayor and the first black mayor of St. Louis. Louis Park.
Nadia, who is 27 years old, also became the first person of Somali origin to win the mayoral election in the United States.
“This election, of course, is more important than we have ever known, and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to lead our city,” Nadia told hundreds of her supporters.
The current mayor of St. Loius Park, who said that he will not run for the third time, supported Nadia, before Nadia announced her candidacy in April this year.
Nadia defeated rival candidate Dale Anderson, a professor at the University of Minnesota, with more than 58% of the votes counted.
In 2021, Deeqa Dhalac became the first Somali woman to become the mayor of a city, after the city council of South Portland in the state of Maine chose her to be the mayor of that city.