Early Voting Has Begun In The City Of Barron

posted Feb 6, 2019, 5:49 AM by Ryan Quinn
Early voting has begun in the city of Barron for the primary election for the open at-large seat on the Barron City Council.  

Three candidates are running for the position, including two Somali residents. 

Isaak Mohamed and Faisal Ahmed.  T

hey will join Barron native Paul Solie on the ballot in the February19th primary, when the field will be trimmed to two candidates for the April 2nd spring election. 

The winner will serve a two-year term. 

Although refugees have been living in Barron for more than 20 years, this is the first time a Somali has run for public office in the city.  

In fact, it is believed the Mohamed and Ahmed are the first Somali political candidates in Wisconsin history.