Meet Nabeela Syed, the 23-year-old indian-origin woman who scripted history in US midterm polls
A 23-year-old Muslim Indian-American Democrat Nabeela Syed has scripted history as she became the youngest member to get elected to the Illinois General Assembly. In the US midterm elections, Democrat Syed defeated her Republican opponent Chris Bos after receiving 52.3 per cent votes in the election for the 51st District in the Illinois State House of Representatives.
Taking to Twitter, Indian American shared her happiness and wrote, “My name is Nabeela Syed. I’m a 23-year-old Muslim, Indian-American woman. We just flipped a Republican-held suburban district. And in January, I’ll be the youngest member of the Illinois General Assembly.”
She further shared a thread to thank her voters and her team that made her win. “Thank you thread incoming tomorrow. We had an incredible team that made this possible,” Syed said in a subsequent tweet.
Soon after, people reacted to Syed's post and congratulated her for her victory. “I’m so proud of the young people stepping up. It’s your time. Do great things,” a user on the micro-blogging site wrote.
“Many more congratulations @NabeelaforIL may God bless you with all the success everytime, this is your win over what you have worked for your people. This is purely people's win once again many congrats may God bless everyone,” another user said.
“Great job Nabeela!! You are never alone & we stand with you every step of the way! All praise be to Allah! Let the #BlueTsunami2022 continue!!,” read a comment on her post.
The 23 - year old Syad also shared a post on Instagram and wrote “When I announced for State Representative, I made it a mission to genuinely engage in conversation with people – to give them a reason to get involved in our democracy and hope for better leadership that represents their values.”
“We won this race because the people of the 51st District want a representative who is ready to fight for them and their families. I knocked every door in this district. Tomorrow, I start knocking them again to thank them for placing their trust in me. I’m ready to get to work,” she added further.