He will be seeking to go to the US congress as a representative for his Oklahoma district.
Asamoa-Caesar will be running against incumbent Kevin Hern for the Congressional seat this November as the first black in that district as well.
He will also be the first black from north Tulsa, and the youngest to be running for congress.
The Ghanaian-American said after his primary victory that “A hundred years ago, this wouldn’t have been possible.
But today, because of all of you who exercised your right to vote, and voted for change—this is possible. Change is possible and change is coming. Thank you! Onwards to November!”
Asamoa-Caesar is an educator and community leader and should he win will represent the people of Oklahoma Congressional District 1, encompassing Tulsa, Washington, and Wagoner Counties.
The American dream
According to the Ghanaian-American, the American dream “caused my parents to emigrate to America 37 years ago.”
“They believed that in America everyone had an equal opportunity to build a better life for themselves and for their children. They left behind family, friends and familiar settings for the shot at achieving this American Dream,” he wrote in a statement.
He said he has “chosen to dedicate my life to making sure that my parents undying belief in the American Dream is not unfounded.
That their journey and sacrifice does not only amount in a better life for their son, but that it redounds to the benefit of all of America’s children and helps to inspire this nation to live up to its highest ideals.”
Asamoa-Caesar currently lives with wife, Onikah, and their newborn daughter Hadassah in north Tulsa.