First Somali Person Elected To Lewiston City Council

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Lewiston, ME-- Residents in Lewiston, Maine, have elected the first Somali American to the City Council. Safiya Khalid, who's 23, soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on Tuesday. Fleeing war and famine, Somalis began settling two decades ago in Lewiston. The city, which is Maine's second-largest, is now home to more than 5,000 Africans.