|Member of the|
Rhode Island House of Representatives
from the 12th district
|Assumed office |
January 5, 2021
|Preceded by||Moira Walsh|
|Born||December 14, 1971|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Rhode Island College|
Born and raised in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, Biah was his parents' only child. Biah was sent to a preparatory school considered one of the "most prestigious" in Liberia, but his education was interrupted by the First Liberian Civil War, which caused Biah to emigrate to the United States.
Biah announced a primary challenge to incumbent representative Moira Walsh in 2020. Walsh, a staunch progressive, had been an opponent of Speaker of the Rhode Island House Nicholas Mattiello, who thus supported Biah. Biah was also endorsed by Rhode Island Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization. In contrast to most other successful primaries in the 2020 Rhode Island House elections, where progressives had ousted allies of Mattiello, Biah defeated Walsh 64–35, and was unopposed in the general election.
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- Ahlquist, Steve (September 9, 2020). "Progressives hopeful as big General Assembly wins seem to be happening". Uprise RI. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
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