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TULSA, Okla. — In a historic win, educator and community leader Kojo Asamoa-Caesar has triumphed in the Democratic Primary for Oklahoma Congressional District 1, encompassing Tulsa, Washington, and Wagoner Counties.
Asamoa-Caesar becomes the first Black and the youngest to serve as the nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives. He is also the first-ever Ghanaian American nominee for federal office in the United States.
Speaking of his new status as Democratic nominee, Asamoa-Caesar said, “A hundred years ago, this wouldn’t have been possible. But today, because of all of you who exercised your right to vote, and voted for change — this is possible. Change is possible and change is coming. Thank you, and onwards to November.”
Asamoa-Caesar lives with wife, Onikah, and their newborn daughter Hadassah in north Tulsa.
He will go on to face Republican incumbent Kevin Hern this fall.