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Nabeela Syed, 23-year-old Indian-American creates history by becoming youngest member of Illinois General Assembly

In the recently concluded mid-term elections in the United States, the Democratic candidate's 23-year-old Indian-American daughter scripted history by becoming the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly.

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Illinois: In the recently concluded mid-term elections in the United States, the Democratic candidate’s 23-year-old Indian-American daughter scripted history by becoming the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly.

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She won the 51st District in the Illinois State House of Representatives election with 52.3% of the vote, defeating Chris Bos of the Republican Party. The midterm election in the US took place on November 8.

Indian-American Nabeela Syed hails from the Palatine of Cook County, in the United States. She got a degree in political science and business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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During her graduation, she served as the president of a nonprofit consulting company that provided free services to companies and local businesses. She has always been a vocal voice for her community, particularly for people who are underrepresented and disadvantaged group by governmental organisations.

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She has been raising money for Democrats in Congress via a number of organisations, notably Emily’s List. Currently, she is engaged in supporting various civic engagement initiatives.

Nabeela is the first South Asian woman elected to the Illinois State Legislature. She claimed that Ram Villivalam had been a committed supporter from the start and contributed a lot to her victory.

When Nabeela was a high school debate coach, she had a huge attachment to the youngsters. Nabeela worked as a mentor for young people. She has been a vocal advocate for interreligious dialogue and empowering young Muslim women to become more influential.

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