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Clockwise from top left, State Sen. Sheikh Rahman, Sen.-elect Nabilah Islam, state Rep.-elect Farooq Mughal and Rep.-elect Ruwa Romman.

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes in January, there will be four Muslim legislators among its ranks, one of the largest Muslim legislative delegations in the nation — and all of them will be from Gwinnett County.

Gwinnett voters re-elected state Sen. Sheikh Rahman, D-Lawrenceville, who became the first Muslim elected to serve in the General Assembly in 2018, but they also made history in three other legislative races.

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