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Gambian-American Samba Baldeh elected US lawmaker in Wisconsin

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Lamin Fadera
Lamin Fadera
Lamin Fadera is a sports journalist based in the Gambia

Gambian-American Samba Baldeh is set to become the first Muslim in Wisconsin State Legislature after victory in the 48th assembly district election in USA.

Samba Baldeh, a democrat beat Samuel Anderson from the Republican Party in the 48th Assembly District election.

After his landslide victory in the election of the 48 district, Samba told Madison 365 website that he is ready to work with governors to tackle the unemployment rate.

“I look forward to working with governor and all of my colleagues on the urgent issues of unemployment particularly in the service sector and the upcoming winter flu season” Baldeh was quoted by madison365.

According to Samba Baldeh his priorities are to see some of the challenges face by Wisconsin to be solve easily.

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“The issue of employment flu and winter season and unemployment is between life and death and should be the focus of our attention before everything else” Baldeh affirmed.

During the campaign Samba Baldeh promise to bring together diverse group and individual and communities and encourage share their perspective.

First Muslim to win Wisconsin state legislature

Samba Baldeh will become the first black man and a Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature in Dane Country.

He is set to replace Malissa Sargent who has spent 7 years as state legislature in the 48th District in Wisconsin.

Samba Baldeh has spent over 20 years as an IT project engineer at the American family insurance company.

Gambians shared joy and messages of congratulations to Samba Baldeh on the social media.

The Mayor of Kanifing Municipality Council Ahmed Talib Bensouda took his time to congratulate his colleagues on the victory.

“Congratulations to a brother, friend, and Madison – Kanifing sister city committee member and former Alderman Samba for State Assembly for his huge election Victory for Wisconsin District 48 State Legislature Seat” Mayor Bensouda wrote.

Ebrima Makalo a 31 year old Teacher said he is overwhelmed with the victory and hope that Mr Baldeh will prove a point.

“Samba really deserved to be elected and we are grateful that he won over 80 percent of the vote cast” he said.


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