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Dem Nabeela Syed, 23, Flips IL State Seat

Dem Nabeela Syed, 23, Flips IL State Seat

India-West News Desk

CHICAGO, IL – “My name is Nabeela Syed. I’m a 23-year-old Muslim, Indian-American woman. We just flipped a Republican-held suburban district,” tweeted the victor of the race for the seat of the 51st House District of the IL state legislature. “And in January, I’ll be the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly,” she added.

Syed flipped a Republican district against incumbent Chris Bos and becomes the first-ever South Asian in the IL state legislature and at 23, the youngest member of the chamber.

Syed was born and raised in Palatine, IL, attended public schools and worked as a community organizer in her hometown. She said she was running to put “my advocacy experience to work towards helping people here in our district with today’s greatest challenges.” She now works for a non-profit, helping support several civic engagement initiatives. Her political platform included voting rights, the right to abortion, education, and taxes.

She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Political Science and Business. 

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  • Why do you have to bring your religious affiliation into the picture. It shouldn’t be relevant to what you are going to be doing in the legislature. All one needs to know is that you are an American citizen of South Asian origin. That’s it. Period. Anything more than that,
    is totally unnecessary.

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