Lori Saroya Takes Oath as First Muslim in Blaine City Council

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In another story of success for Muslim women, Lori Saroya took oath of office yesterday t as the first Muslim to serve on the Blaine City Council.

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Saroya won a special election in November 2022 after a hard-fought campaign tainted with Islamophobic attacks.

With this new role, she will represent the First Ward in the southern part of for two years.

“I am excited to get started,” said Saroya, 41, an 18-year Blaine resident who lives with her husband, Kashif, and three children, Star Tribune reported. “There is so much to do.”

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Lori Saroya Takes Oath as First Muslim in Blaine City Council - About Islam

Her top priorities are to create a safe community for kids, address bullying, and crime.

“We keep seeing and hearing about it, but we are not really talking about it,” said Saroya, who worked with groups that successfully advocated for the state’s anti-bullying law.

Saroya works as the Vice-Chair of the Anoka County DFL and serves on the Blaine Charter Commission.

Previously, she served on the Minnesota Judicial Branch Committee for Equality and Justice, St. Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Board of Directors, and the Alumni Board of Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Her awards and recognitions include a US Congressional Tribute, St. Catherine University Alumni Award and the Minnesota Governor’s Distinguished Service Award.

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