Munira Yasin Abdullahi represents the 9th House District in Columbus, Ohio, and is currently in 2023 the youngest serving member of the Ohio House of Representatives. She is the first Muslim woman to serve in the Ohio legislature. She and Rep. Ismail Mohamed are the first Somali Americans to serve in the Ohio legislature.
Rep. Munira Yasin Abdullahi fled Somalia at the age of three with her parents. She grew up in Columbus and earned a Political Science degree from The Ohio State University. She works as the programs director for the Muslim American Society. She is honored to be the first Somali Muslim woman to win an election in the State of Ohio.
Sources: ohiohouse.gov, ballotpedia.org, twitter.com/muniraforohio