Fady Qaddoura, an American citizen of Palestinian origins has won the membership of the Senate of Indiana.
Qaddoura who defeated his rival, John Ruckelchaus, has become the first Arab Muslim in the state legislature, and the third Palestinian to win the US elections 2020.
While disclosing this on his Facebook page on Saturday November 7, 2020, Democrat Qaddoura stated that he defeated John Ruklchaus by 52% to 48%.
He won by over 3,800 votes after 98% of the votes were counted, according to Sputnik.
“We did it! Only in America can someone immigrate to this country, work hard, and earn the trust of tens of thousands of voters to become the first Muslim State Senator in Indiana’s history.
“I will work hard every day to represent all Hoosiers – including the ones who did not vote for me,” he posted on Facebook.
He added that “I want to thank my opponent, Senator Ruckelshaus, for his service to our district over the last four years. Our state faces great challenges in the coming year, and I look forward to working with Senators from both parties to face this moment.”
Fady Qaddoura, an American citizen of Arab descent, immigrated from Palestine 19 years ago to study computer science.
He lost his home and lived a difficult period with his family after Hurricane Katrina that struck the United States.
He was helped by social and charitable societies to overcome this ordeal, and today he is the first Muslim member of Arab origin to support the Democratic Party.