New Coatesville City Councilwoman Khadijah Al-Amin is first-ever Muslim woman to win election in Chesco

by Lucas Rodgers, Daily Local News, 5/30/18

COATESVILLE >> Two new City Council members were sworn in Tuesday evening, including the first Muslim woman to ever win elected office in Chester County.

Khadijah “Jackie” Al-Amin and Donald Folks, both Democrats, were sworn in by Magisterial District Judge Gregory Hines at the start of the council meeting, and then took their seats on council to participate in the rest of the meeting.

In special elections held May 15, Al-Amin defeated Republican Councilman John Guerrera for an at-large seat, and Folks defeated Democratic Councilwoman Delores Williams for the 2nd Ward seat. Guerrera and Williams had been appointed to council in March to fill two vacant seats.

Al-Amin has long been an active citizen in Coatesville and attended many council meetings to advocate for the public interest, but she said she decided to run for council this time because she believes she can do better for the citizens of Coatesville by serving on council and letting her vote be the citizens’ voice….

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