Rashida Tlaib set to become first Muslim woman in US Congress

Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after comfortably winning her Democratic primary election in the US state of Michigan. Rashida Tlaib won the primary in the state’s 13th congressional district, securing 33.6 percent of the vote, compared with the 28.5 percent her nearest rival Brenda Jones received. Bill Wild received 14.5 percent, according to the Detroit Free Press. Tlaib is set to replace John Conyers. She served in the Michigan state house from 2009 to 2014 and was also the first Muslim woman ever elected to the state’s legislature.download our android app

  • Rashida Tlaib set to become 1st Muslim woman in US Congress.
  • Rashida Tlaib won the primary in the state’s 13th congressional district, securing 33.6 percent of the vote, compared with the 28.5 percent her nearest rival Brenda Jones received.
  • Tlaib is set to replace John Conyers.
  • She served in the Michigan state house from 2009 to 2014 and was also the first Muslim woman ever elected to the state’s legislature.download our android app