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Rashida Tlaib Bio, Biography, Age, Spouse, Parents, Nationality, Education and Set to become first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Rashida Tlaib set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Rashida Tlaib Bio

Rashida H. Tlaib was born on 24 July 1976. She is an American politician and attorney. She is a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives. Until her term expired, she represented the 6th District, which is located in Southwest Detroit and stretches from an area just south of Downtown to the city’s southern border, and west to the city of Dearborn. Upon her swearing in on  1 January  2009, for her first term which she served in the 12th district, Tlaib became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and only the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any state legislature in America. In February 2018, Tlaib announced she would be entering the race for Michigan’s 13th congressional district.

On 8 August 2018, Rashida Tlaib won the former Representative, John Conyers‘ seat, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

Personal details

Born July 24, 1976  in Detroit, Michigan
Age 42 years old as of 2018
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Fayez Tlaib
Profession Social worker, attorney
Education Wayne State UniversityWestern Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 6th district
12th District (2009–2012)
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Steve Tobocman
Succeeded by Stephanie Chang

Rashida Tlaib Biography

Rashida H. Tlaib is the eldest of 14 children, she was born on 24 July 1976 to working-class Palestinian immigrants from Detroit, Michigan. Her mother was born in Beit Ur El Foka, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Her father was born in Beit Hanina, a suburb of Jerusalem. He moved first to Nicaragua, then to Detroit, where he worked on an assembly line in a Ford Motor Company plant. As the eldest of the 14 children, Tlaib played a role in raising her siblings while her parents worked but sometimes relied on welfare for support.

Rashida Tlaib Education

Rashida Tlaib attended elementary school at Harms, Bennett Elementary and Phoenix Academy. She graduated from Southwestern High School in Detroit in 1994, and attended Wayne State University where she received a B.A. in Political Science in 1998. She went on to earn a law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in 2004.

Rashida Tlaib Early political career

Tlaib began her political career in 2004 when she started an internship with the State Representative Steve Tobocman. When Tobocman became Majority Floor Leader in 2007, he recruited Tlaib to be on his staff.

Rashida Tlaib U.S. House of Representatives

2018 Special Election

In 2018, Tlaib announced her intention to run for John Conyers’ seat in Congress. As of July 16, 2018, she had raised $893,030 in funds, more than her five opponents in the August 7 Democratic primary.

2018 General election

Tlaib announced her intention to run to succeed former Rep. John Conyers in the 6 November 2018 general elections. She defeated Brenda Jones, President of the Detroit City Council and Bill Wild, Mayor of Westland. She will be unopposed in November 2018 elections and is set to become the first Muslim woman ever elected to Congress.

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Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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