The 26-year old is also the youngest ever to be elected by St. Louis Park voters as city mayor garnering nearly 59% of votes beating Dale A. Anderson — who got 41% of votes — CBS News reported Wednesday.
According to the U.S. news media giant, the 26-year old campaigned on a promise to "represent everyone in the city, prioritize future homeowners," and "deliver accountability and transparency back to the community."
Mohammed told VOA’s Somali Service that the win "means the world to me."
"This means that we get the representation that we so deserve," adding that "it feels amazing to the mayor of a city in which I immigrated to 18 years ago.
Prior to Tuesday's election, there was only one other Somali mayor recognized nationwide — Deqa Dhalac — who made history as the country's first Somali mayor when she was elected mayor of South Portland, Maine, in 2021, but unlike Mohamed, Dhalac was selected by city’s six-member municipal council.
"We are coming to a chapter of America where we make the impossible happen. We get representation everywhere – whether we are Somalis, Black Americans, African Americans, Latinx, or whatever it maybe be."
When she is sworn into office in January 2024, Mohamed will succeed Jake Spano, who announced in March that he would not seek re-election and endorsed Mohamed.
At 23, Mohamed was elected in 2019 to serve on the St. Louis Park City Council, making her the youngest individual to hold the position in the 170-year history of the west metro suburb.
As refugees, Mohamed’s family moved to St. Louis Park when she was ten years old. Before politics, she also held a position at the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist.
The city of St. Louis Park has a population of approximately 50,000, as reported by the United States Census Bureau. The majority of the population is white, but the number of people of color in the city has more than doubled over the past two decades, rising to 20%. About 10% of the residents are foreign born. The average household income in the city is $87, 639.
The St. Louis Park mayor is responsible for executive-level operations, and chairs the City Council, although the mayor does not have control over council members.
In another election development, Jamal Osman of Ward 6 Minneapolis city council, a Somali American defended his seat, receiving, 44.6% of the vote in the first round of balloting, followed by Kayseh Magan with 30.1% and Tiger Worku with 21.8%.
Speaking to his supporters after the election results were in, Osman said he was happy and felt grateful to be trusted by Ward 6 residents for three consecutive years.
"I'm super excited," Osman said. "We have a lot of work going on. We have a lot of work to do."
In 2022, at least eight Somali-American women won races in U.S. midterm elections.
VOA’s Mohamed Olad Hassan and Mohamud Masade contributed to this story