Mohamud Noor was born in Somalia and at the beginning of the Somalia Civil War, his family sought asylum in Kenya. In 1999, they emigrated to the United States, settling in Minnesota.
Noor earned his Bachelors of Science from Metropolitan State University in Computer Science. He has worked as a System Administrator for the Minnesota Department of Human Services and also worked for Hennepin County. He was an appointee to the Minnesota Governor’s Council of Black Minnesotans, and is a long-time union Activist for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE).
Having spent the better part of his life focused on community engagement, Noor entered politics in 2010, running for a seat on the School Board of Minneapolis. After his unsuccessful bid, he was appointed by the Board to serve as a Director in December 2013. He then challenged long-time incumbent, Phyllis Kahn, in District 60B in both 2014 and 2016. During these candidacies, he showcased his progressive bona fides by gaining endorsements from TakeAction Minnesota, The Minnesota Federation of Teachers, and Stonewall DFL.
“As an immigrant, I first stepped into the Brian Coyle Community Center almost 16 years ago. The center helped me navigate. This new home – to find a job, find housing, find education and fin a community. Today, I can proudly say that my family has achieved the American Dream. As a state legislator, I will fight to ensure that all families can achieve the American Dream”
He served as Executive Director of the Confederation of Somali Communities – a Minnesota nonprofit that has managed to connect 4,000 families with existing resources within Minnesota. There he devoted his time to advocating for families, children, students, seniors, workers, and even neighborhoods. He lives in Cedar-Riverside with his loving wife, Farhiya Del, and their four children.