Rashida Tlaib facts for kids
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 13th district
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Brenda Jones|
|Member of the
Michigan House of Representatives
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
|Preceded by||Steve Tobocman|
|Succeeded by||Stephanie Chang|
|Constituency||12th district (2009–12)
6th district (2012–14)
July 24, 1976
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
|Education||Wayne State University (BA)
Thomas M. Cooley Law School (JD)
Rashida Harbi Tlaib (born July 24, 1976) is an American politician and attorney. She is a Democratic former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. She represented the 6th District.
Tlaib became the first Muslim American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature, and the second Muslim woman in history to be elected to any U.S. state legislature.
In 2018, Tlaib won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives seat from Michigan's 13th congressional district. She was unopposed in the general election and became the first Muslim woman in Congress and the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress.
She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
According to Aktualita.co: "(S)he is the first Palestinian-born congressman in the United States legislature"
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