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Sudanese-American Elected to US Public Office

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The number of Sudanese-Americans holding elected public office in the United States has doubled – there are now two.   Mohamed Seifeldein won a city council seat on November 6 in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of the capital, Washington.  He follows in the footsteps of Mazahir Salih, who was elected to a city council seat in Iowa City, Iowa in 2017. Seifeldein, who prefers to be called “Mo,” came to the U.S. about 20 years ago. He was born in Sudan and grew up there during...

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