The Arab American Institute proudly recognizes Arab Americans running for elected office across the country. From local school boards, to the United States House of Representatives, Arab Americans are serving their communities and our country in innumerable capacities. Head over to our Roster of Arab Americans in Public Service and Political Life for a list of those currently in office.

2015 Arab American Candidates

Name State Running for District Election Date Result
 Haidar Awad
 CA  Hawthorne City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Joseph Ghanim  CT  Mayor of Bridgeport

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Darin LaHood  IL  U.S. House of Representatives  18   9/10/15  WON
 Annissa Essaibi George
 MA  Boston City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Nadeem Mazen
 MA  Cambridge City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Ned Apigian  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 LOST 
 Lisa Hicks-Clayton
 MI  Dearborn Heights City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Wassim "Dave" Abdallah
 MI  Dearborn Heights City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Anam Miah
 MI  Hamtramck City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Abu Musa
 MI  Hamtramck City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Saad Almasmari
 MI  Hamtramck City Council

 -

 11/3/15

 WON
 Philippe Nassif  TX  Houston City Council

 At Large

 11/3/15

 LOST
 Omar Fateh
 VA  Fairfax County School Board

 -

 11/3/15

 LOST
 Sam Rasoul
 VA  Virginia House of Delegates

 11

 11/3/15

 WON
 Joe Hanna
 PA  Lehigh County Sheriff

 -

 11/3/15

 WON

 

Contact Kristin McCarthy to add additional Arab American candidates. 

See candidates and election results from past years: