Ilhan Omar

Updates on Ilhan Omar. Omar was elected to represent Minnesota's 5th congressional district in 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, Omar broke a number of records when she was elected: she is the first Somali American and the first of two Muslim women (along with Rashida Tlaib) elected to Congress. She is also the first woman of color elected to Congress from Minnesota. She was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2017 to 2019 before being elected to Congress.