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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. 

You can learn more about Kojo on his website,, or the campaign’s Facebook page,

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