Director
Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education

Mohamud Noor demonstrated his ability to marshal the electoral power of the Somali community in his DFL primary contest against Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Although he lost the August election, it was competitive, drew statewide attention and gave him an opportunity to raise Somali concerns to a broad audience. As a member of the Minneapolis school board, Noor is in a pivotal position to advocate for policies and approaches to improve educational outcomes of Somalis and other minorities in a district with a serious racial achievement gap.