Nida Allam is a Democrat running for the U.S. House of Representatives. She grew up in Wake County and is the first Muslim woman to have ever been elected to public office in North Carolina.

She currently is the Durham County Commissioner and has previously served in senior leadership in North Carolina’s democratic party.

Her main platforms listed on her website are creating access to a high quality public education, passing a Green New Deal for a livable planet, creating affordable housing for all and providing access for reproductive healthcare.

Allam did not respond to Elon News Network’s multiple requests for comment and more information can be found on her campaign website