Rashida Tlaib

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Rashida Tlaib
Rashida Tlaib at Islamic Society of North America.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 13th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded byBrenda Jones
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 6th district
12th district (2009–2012)
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
Preceded bySteve Tobocman
Succeeded byStephanie Chang
Personal details
Born
Rashida Harbi

(1976-07-24) July 24, 1976 (age 42)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Fayez Tlaib
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
Children2
EducationWayne State University (BA)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD)

Rashida Harbi Tlaib[1] (born July 24, 1976) is an American politician and attorney. She is a Democratic former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. She represented the 6th District.

Tlaib became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any U.S. state legislature.[2]

In 2018, Tlaib won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Michigan's 13th congressional district. She was unopposed in the general election and became the first Muslim woman in Congress and the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress.[3][4]

She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Member Profile". State Bar of Michigan. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  2. Schallhorn, Kaitlyn (August 8, 2018). "Meet Rashida Tlaib, who is poised to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress". Fox News. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. Astead W. Herndon, Rashida Tlaib, With Primary Win, Is Poised to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress, New York Times (August 8, 2018).
  4. "With primary win, Rashida Tlaib set to become first Palestinian-American congresswoman - U.S. News". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  5. "There Will Now Likely Be Two Democratic Socialists of America Members in Congress". The Daily Beast. 2018-08-08. Retrieved 2018-08-08.