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Meet Zulfat Suara, the Nigerian Immigrant Who May Become Tennessee’s First Muslim Lawmaker

If all goes well for her, this Nigerian immigrant Zulfat Suara a candidate for at-large member of the Nashville Metro Council in Tennessee, US will become the first muslim to become a lawmaker in the state.

Nigerian Woman Zulfat Suara Set To Become The First Muslim Lawmaker In Tennessee, US

Suara will be running in the general runoff election on September 12, 2019, after advancing from the general election on the 1st of August.

According to TN Holler, Zulfat is one of the 15 candidates running for 5 at-large seats on the Metro Council in the August election.

The report added that she’s the first Muslim woman to have ever run for any position in the state of Tennessee, running in 2014 in Bolivar for school board.

If elected, she’ll be the first Muslim lawmaker ever elected in Tennessee.

 

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