2 Articles by: Omar Fateh

Omar Fateh is the Minnesota state senator for District 62 and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

We Spoke With the Socialist State Senator Who Represents the District Where George Floyd Was Murdered

As the George Floyd murder trial’s deliberations continue, Jacobin spoke with Omar Fateh, the Democratic Socialists of America member who represents the district where Floyd was killed. He decries the appalling militarized response to protests — and says police must be placed under civilian control rather than being allowed to kill with impunity.

“The Residents in My District Don’t Have the Luxury of Incremental Change”

Democratic Socialists of America–backed candidate Omar Fateh scored an upset primary victory and will almost certainly represent the Minnesota State Senate district where George Floyd was killed. We talked with Fateh about the working-class agenda he put forward, why he’s a democratic socialist, and how Floyd’s killing transformed the political landscape.