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Rashida Tlaib
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 13th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded by Brenda Jones
Member of the
Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014
Preceded by Steve Tobocman
Succeeded by Stephanie Chang
Constituency 12th district (2009–12)
6th district (2012–14)
Personal details
Born
Rashida Harbi

July 24, 1976 (1976-07-24) (age 44)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Fayez Tlaib
(m. 1998; div. 2015)
Children 2
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"

Tlaib is a member of "The Squad" along with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley. In 2020, she endorsed Bernie Sanders for President.


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