African making impacts in diaspora. Samba Baldeh who hails from Gambia has been elected as the first Muslim to the Wisconsin State Assembly.
A confirmatory publication gathered by Mentorslinks through influential Journalist, Joi John reads;
“🇬🇲 𝐒𝐀𝐌𝐁𝐀 𝐁𝐀𝐋𝐃𝐄𝐇 : Our brother and proud son of Gambia, Samba Baldeh, was elected as the first Muslim to the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Baldeh was declared the winner with 80 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting. Baldeh will be the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature and the first Black man from Dane County.
Baldeh, is an IT project engineer, is currently in his third term on the Madison Common Council representing Madison’s 17th District. He takes over from Rep.
Melissa Sargent who had represented the 48th Assembly District since 2013.
Congratulations brother, Africa salutes you!”