US House, MN-05

Ilhan Omar


  • Supports a just transition to a clean energy economy and investing in clean energy infrastructure
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 98% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard


  • Member of the Congressional Black Caucus
  • First Somali-American member of Congress
  • Holding this seat in Minnesota will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level


Representative Ilhan Omar is running for a fourth term to represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. She served in the Minnesota House of Representatives and was the first Somali-American state legislator in the United States. Before seeking elected office, Omar worked in community and child nutrition outreach, on several political campaigns and for a Minneapolis City Councilor. She currently works as the Director of Policy & Initiatives for the Women Organizing Women Network. In Congress, she will fight for climate and environmental justice, including a just transition to 100% clean energy, a Green New Deal and zero-waste communities. She is the first Somali-American member of Congress. Representative Omar has earned an impressive lifetime score of 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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