Samba Baldeh wins 48th Assembly District, will become first Muslim in Wisconsin State Legislature

Nov 9, 2020, 11:49 AM | Article By: David Dahmer

Madison Alder Samba Baldeh has defeated Republican Samuel Anderson in the 48th Assembly District.

“I look forward to working with the governor and all of my colleagues on the urgent issues that must be addressed; a raging pandemic, massive unemployment particularly in the service sector and the upcoming winter and flu season,” Baldeh tells Madison365. “These really are issues of life and death and should be the focus of our attention before everything else.”

Baldeh was declared the winner with 80 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting. Baldeh will be the first Muslim elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature and the first Black man from Dane County. Baldeh, an IT project engineer at American Family Insurance, is currently in his third term on the Madison Common Council representing Madison’s 17th District.

Baldeh takes over from Rep. Melissa Sargent who had represented the 48th Assembly District since 2013.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Yankuba Darboe v2
GRA assures staff of better working conditions but...
Feb 16, 2021, 12:15 PM

The GRA’s Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe has assured his staff of better working conditions, but says it must go with renewed effort in service delivery.

Police launches search for woman impersonating VP Touray
Apr 30, 2020, 1:48 PM

Police in Central River region are currently hunting a woman who was impersonating Vice President Touray of The Republic of The Gambia, The Point has been reliably informed.

Darboe v12
Darboe addresses supporters at residence
Nov 30, 2021, 12:58 PM

After a peaceful and successful 13-day nationwide tour, lawyer Ousainou Darboe, leader and presidential candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP) in the December 4th polls, has returned thanks and gratitude to his supporters for their loyalty and hard work. 

yankuba v2
GRA poised to introduce online business taxation 
Oct 4, 2021, 1:12 PM

Commissioner General Yankuba Darboe of the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has bemoaned his institution’s lack of experience to tax online businesses, saying Nigeria, unlike The Gambia is generating a lot of taxes from online businesses through internet programme. He, however, said plans are in the pipeline to tax online businesses.