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(b. December 6, 1975 Chicago, IL) was a Green Party
candidate for the Minnesota State Senate
, District 61 in the October 18, 2011 special election
. Hakeem is running to fill the vacancy created when Linda Berglin
(D) retired after 38 years in the Minnesota Legislature
Hakeem was the 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota. She previously ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008, and for Minneapolis Mayor in 2005.
- See also: State legislative special elections, 2011
Hakeem was defeated by Jeff Hayden (D) in the October 18 special election. Bruce Lundeen (R) and Matt Brillhart (I) also ran. Hakeem came in second, losing by a 595-1856 margin.
- See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010
Hakeem faced Tom Emmer (R), Mark Dayton (D), and Tom Horner (Independence) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
- ↑ Star Tribune, "Berglin to leave Minnesota Senate," July 25, 2011
- ↑ Hometown Source, "Senate Districts 46 and 61 special elections to be held Oct. 18; candidate filing begins July 2," July 26, 2011
- ↑ Project Vote Smart biographical profile of Farheen Hakeem
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, "Special Election Results," October 18, 2011
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, "Statewide Results for Governor," last updated December 29, 2010 at 4:50 am