Washington DC, 3 May 2023 (TDI): Pakistan Ambassador to the United States (US), Masood Khan, has congratulated Sarah Siddiqui Wolek on becoming the first Muslim woman to join the Maryland House of Delegates.

Notably, she was appointed by Governor Wes Moore to fill a vacancy and is the first Muslim woman in the state legislature.

About Sarah Wolek

To mention, Sarah Wolek is a faculty member at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, where she teaches self-leadership and flourishing. She has a keen interest in well-being, early childhood workforce development, and other important issues.

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For the information, Sarah Wolek is originally from Maryland, and she was one of 18 people who applied for the vacant position. She was recommended to the governor by Montgomery County’s Democratic Central Committee, and she was sworn in by House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on April 3.

“Sarah Wolek’s appointment is significant not just because she is the first Muslim woman in the state legislature but because she is one of a growing number of Pak-American lawmakers in State Assemblies,” said Ambassador Masood Khan.

Sarah Wolek: Perfect for the role?

By being elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, Sarah Wolek now has the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of her constituents in District 16 and residents across the state.

So, her focus will be on championing those with complex medical needs and disabilities, early childhood workforce development, pathways to homeownership, and encouraging “flourishing,” which she defines as learning a skill set that enables people to reach their potential.

Also, she is well-suited for this role, having previously worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Treasury, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and other federal agencies.

Likewise, her government experience and focus on mental health and well-being make her a valuable addition to the House of Delegates and the District 16 team.

Therefore, Wolek is excited to represent her constituents and plans to meet with constituents during recess to learn about the issues that are important to them.

To sum up, she hopes that her appointment will inspire young girls to see themselves in her shoes and encourage them to pursue their passions and dreams.

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In a nutshell, Sarah Wolek’s appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates is a significant milestone, both for her and the state of Maryland. As the first Muslim woman in the state legislature, she brings a unique perspective and an unwavering commitment to promoting the well-being of her constituents.

Ultimately, her appointment is a positive step towards greater diversity and inclusion in government and will inspire many others to pursue their dreams.