Ilhan Abdullahi Omar born is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s th congressional district since . The district includes all of Minneapolis and some of its suburbs. Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in on the Democratic Farmer Labor Party line. In , she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, marking a number of historic electoral firsts she is the first Somali American, the first naturalized citizenfrom Africa, and the first non .Ilhan Omar is the DFL endorsed candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Ilhan is the bold, progressive voice we need to move our .