Hussein Samatar

Minnesota
Minneapolis School Board - District 3
Locale: 
Hennepin County
Type of Seat: 
Open Seat
Year: 
2010
Status: 
Elected
Person of Color: 
Person of Color

Hussein Samatar is a banker and community organizer and the founder and executive director of the African Development Center (ADC). ADC is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that works with the African communities in Minnesota to start and sustain businesses, build wealth, and promote community reinvestment. Hussein formerly served on the now defunct Minneapolis Library Board and is a leader in Minneapolis. If elected, he will become the first Somali-American to serve on a Minnesota school board.