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US election: Esther Agbaje, wins legislative seat

A Nigerian-American, Esther Agbaje, has won the Minnesota House of Representatives seat in the 2020 United States election.

Agbaje defeated her closest rival, Alan Shilepsky, by a landslide.

She scored a total of 17,396 votes, which represents 74.6 per cent of the total votes cast.

Shilepsky, a nominee for the Republican Party, scored 4,128 votes, representing 17.7 per cent of the total votes cast.

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Agbaje confirmed that she would be representing District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFLP), an affiliate of the U.S. Democratic Party, on her website.

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