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‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan Wins New York State District Councilor Seat

Chol Majok is pictured with his wife and children in a photo from his Facebook campaign page.

He was once called a Lost Boy but today, his official title is Councilor-Elect.

Chol Majok won the 3rd District Common Council seat in Syracuse, New York, this week, becoming the first former refugee in city history to do so, according to Onondaga County’s Board of Elections.

“One of the things that I am certain about is when you are not at the table where policy and decisions are being made, you are not counted, you are not part of that narrative,” said Majok.

Majok arrived in Syracuse 18 years ago with other Lost Boys of Sudan — a group of 20,000 boys read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com