Kahn prevails in DFL primary battle with Noor

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August 13, 2014
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

Veteran state legislator Phyllis Kahn, a Nicollet Island resident, has prevailed in a competitive DFL primary race against Mohamud Noor.

Kahn, who was first elected to the Legislature in 1972, received 54.47 percent of the votes in Tuesday's primary election compared to Noor's 45.53 percent.

There were a total of 4,281 votes cast for the DFL candidates for House District 60B. The district includes Nicollet Island, the Cedar-Riverside area and southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Noor, a Minneapolis School Board member and interim executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, posted a statement on his campaign's Facebook page:

"I'm disappointed by the results of tonight's election but I'd like to say congratulations to Representative Phyllis Kahn and urge everyone in our district to support her this fall. I began my campaign with a message of unity and I'd like to end it with a message of unity: let's put the bitterness and divineness of this campaign behind us and work together to get Senator Franken and Governor Dayton reelected, and to hold the House DFL majority so we can continue to build a progressive legacy in Minnesota. I look forward to working with Representative Kahn and other leaders in our community to build a stronger district and a better state. Thank you all so much for your support. I am so incredibly thankful for the sacrifices you have all made to make this campaign one I am proud of. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you."