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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:52 PM

An Afghan refugee who fled the Taliban was voted into New Hampshire's House of Representatives

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Democrat Safiya Wazir, 27, defeated Republican Dennis Soucy for a seat in New Hampshire's House of Representatives in Tuesday's Midterm elections.

The mother-of-two escaped Afghanistan as a child and lived in a Uzbekistan refugee camp for ten years before relocating to Concord, New Hampshire, in 2007.

She is the first former refugee to win a seat in the state legislature.

An Afghan woman who fled the Taliban was voted into New Hampshire's House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Democrat Safiya Wazir, 27, is the first former refugee to win a seat in the state legislature after defeating Republican Dennis Soucy for the seat.

The mother-of-two escaped Afghanistan as a child and lived in a Uzbekistan refugee camp for ten years before relocating to Concord, New Hampshire, in 2007, where she learned English by studying a dictionary, according to The Herald Extra.

Wazir earned a business degree from Concord's community college and became a US citizen in 2013.

During the race for the seat in Concord's Ward 8, Wazir campaigned on a platform highlighting affordable housing, school safety and educational improvements, Huffington Post reported.

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Wed Nov 7, 2018, 08:40 PM

1. Totally awesome. Congratulations, Ms. Wazir.

 

You are a shining example of what it means to be an American. I hope some day you will write a book.

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