Former Mayor R.T. Rybak Endorses Mohamud Noor for House

Released at: May 14, 2014
Contact: Mohamud Noor for Minnesota House 60b

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3/13/2014

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Former Mayor R.T. Rybak Endorses Mohamud Noor in 60B Race

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak endorsed Mohamud Noor for Minnesota House in District 60B today saying, “I am supporting Mohamud Noor because I have come to know him as someone with a fresh perspective and inclusive vision who will build strong partnerships at the State Capitol and in our neighborhoods.”

In his decision to endorse Mohamud Noor Rybak emphasized Noor’s leadership on education saying, “I am convinced Mohamud Noor will be a breakthrough champion for our children. He will quickly be a leader at the Capitol on critical issues like early childhood development, college access, and school funding and improvements.” Mohamud Noor is a member of the Minneapolis School Board; he was appointed in 2013 to serve the remainder of the late Hussein Samatar's term.

Mohamud Noor said, “I am deeply honored to have the support of R.T. Rybak. He has been an inspiration to me in my political career and I look forward to building on his progressive legacy in Minneapolis and Minnesota. I am committed to uniting student, immigrants and progressives to close the opportunity gaps that persist in our community. Former Mayor Rybak dedicated himself to that same goal, and his endorsement is a testament to the growing coalition supporting my candidacy in District 60B.”

Rybak stated, “I have come to know Mohamud Noor as someone with a quality all too rare in politics--he is a very good listener. That is especially important in a district that spans so many diverse communities. Mohamud Noor is our best choice for bringing all our voices together--in debates at the Capitol and in the community--and getting us working together for the common good.”

Mohamud Noor is a member of the Minneapolis School Board, a father of four, and the interim Executive Director for the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota at the Brian Coyle Community Center.

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