A Nigerian-American woman, Esther Agbaje has been elected into the Minnesota State House of Representatives in Tuesday’s U.S General elections.
Esther Agbaje who will be representing District 59B in the 134-member house on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of the U.S Democratic Party, won by a landslide polling 17,396 votes or 74.7 per cent of the total ballots cast to defeat her closest rival, Alan Shilepsky of the Republican Party who is the incumbent Representative he polled 4,128 votes representing 17.7 per cent of the total.
Esther is a 35-year-old graduate of Political Science from George Washington University Washington, D.C., she also holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and also a law degree from Harvard University.
Esther Agbaje once served at the U.S Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer, charged with managing the rule of law projects in the Middle East, she currently works as an attorney in Minneapolis with a focus on general civil litigation and medical malpractice.
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