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Michael Saba

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Michael Saba (born c. 1941[1]) was a Democratic member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 9.[2] He was elected November 6, 2018, when he placed second in a three-way race for two legislative seats against Republican candidates Deb Peters and Michael Clark, narrowly defeating Clark by 67 votes.[2]

Saba served one term of office, and was defeated in the November 3, 2020, election by Republicans Rhonda Milstead and Bethany Soye.[3]

After graduating from Minot State in 1965 with degrees in biology and teacher education, he joined the Peace Corps which was then newly formed by John F. Kennedy.[4] His father is from Lebanon, and Saba was the executive director of the National Association of Arab-Americans in the early 1970s.[1] While working in the Middle East as a liaison for Western oil companies and local governments, Saba was in Baghdad during the run up to the Gulf War and was, along with a number of other westerners, prevented from leaving the country by the Iraqi government. After a ten-day detainment at a hotel, he and another hostage hired a taxi and escaped in an eight-hour ride to the Jordanian border.[1]

He is the author of The Armageddon Network.

References

  1. ^ a b c Stu Whitney,"Whitney:Michael Saba's last stand", Argus Leader, April 15, 2016
  2. ^ a b Kim Wynn, "Bismarck native elected to South Dakota State Legislature"
  3. ^ "Michael Saba". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  4. ^ Michael Linnell "The Incredible Life of Michael Saba" Minot State University, University Communications
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