Senator Omar Fateh was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2021. He represents Senate District 62, which covers the community of South Minneapolis.
Fateh is the son of hard-working immigrant parents from Somalia. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is an Ambassador with Change of the Narrative and a mentor with Tusaalo Mentoring. He is also active with local organizations and initiatives such as Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, VoteYes4Kids, 15Now, Minnesota Association of Public Employees, and the DFL Somali Caucus. Fateh and his wife, Kaltum Mohamed, currently rent an apartment in the Phillips neighborhood.
Sen. Fateh is chair of the Higher Education Committee and serves on the Human Services Committee and State and Local Government and Veterans Committee.