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Esther Agbaje becomes 1st Nigerian-American in the Minnesota Legislature!

Esther Agbaje becomes 1st Nigerian-American in the Minnesota Legislature!

Esther Agbaje

Congratulations are in order for Nigerian-American Harvard Law graduate, Esther Agbaje. She has officially been announced as the winner of the Minnesota House of Reps ticket. And this also makes her the first Nigerian/American in the Minnesota legislature.

Esther Agbaje contested in the election against District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party which is an affiliate of the US Democratic Party.

Here’s a little on her background;

  • 35 years old
  • She has a Law degree from Harvard & a Masters from University of Pennsylvania
  • Worked in the U.S State Department & a distinguished law firm
  • The daughter of a Priest &  Librarian (both Nigerian immigrants)
  • In the election, she defeated her opponents – Alan Ahilepsky (Republican opponent) and Lisa Neal-Delgado (Green Party).

We are excited for her and look forward to her doing amazng things for the people of Minnesota.

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