119. Keith Ellison (U.S. Representative, D-MN)

 

Keith Maurice Ellison (born August 4, 1963) is the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The district centers on Minneapolis. He was re-elected again in 2010.[1]

He is the first Muslim[2][3] to be elected to the United States Congress. He is also the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota.[4]

 

http://ellison.house.gov/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/15/AR2009071503902.html

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