Posted by Joan Hanna on November 09, 2016 in Blog

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. In 2016, there were 38 Arab American candidates who ran for elected offices across the United State. Below are the general election results which saw 14 Arab American candidates secure office. For a full listing of all 2016 Arab American candidates (primaries + general), please click here. To find the beginnings of a 2017 candidate slate, please click here. Contact AAI to add a candidate to our resources (communications@aaiusa.org).


 

Arizona

Matt Heinz (D) for AZ 2nd District Rep. U.S. Congress

http://www.heinzforarizona.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

 

California

Darrell Issa (R) for CA 49th District Rep. U.S. Congress
www.darrellissa.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

Florida

Tony Khoury (I) for U.S. Senate
http://www.khoury4florida.com 

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

 

Hawaii

Mark J. Hashem (D) for HI State House of Representatives

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/memberpage.aspx?member=hashem

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won (uncontested)

 

Illinois

Darin LaHood (R) for IL 18th District Rep. U.S. Congress

https://www.lahoodforcongress.com   

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

Louisiana

Ralph Abraham (R) for LA 5th District Rep. U.S. Congress
http://www.ralphabraham.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

Charles Boustany JR, MD (R) for U.S. Senate
www.charlesboustany.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

Garrett Graves (R) for LA 6th District Rep. U.S. Congress

http://www.garretgravesforcongress.com 

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

Michigan

Ismael Ahmed (D) for MI State Board of Education

http://ismaelforboard.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

Justin Amash (R) for 3rd Congressional District 

www.amashforcongress.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

Susan Dabaja for Dearborn Judge

http://susandabaja.com  

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

Abdullah Hammoud for MI 15th District State Representative

https://votehammoud.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won 

Hussein Berry for Dearborn School Board

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

Nadia Berry for Crestwood School Board

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

Khodr Farhat for Dearborn School Board

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

Fadwa Hammoud for Dearborn School Board

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

Adel Mozip for Dearborn School Board

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost

 

Minnesota

Ilhan Omar (D) for 60B MN State House of Representatives  

http://www.ilhanomar.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

New Hampshire

Chris Sununu (R) for NH Governor 

http://chrissununu.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

New Jersey

Fahim Abedrabbo (D) for Clifton Board of Education

http://www.fahimforclifton.com 

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

Nevada

Ruben Kihuen (D) for NV 4th District Rep. U.S. Congress

https://rubenforcongress.com

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

Ohio

Sherrie Mikhail Miday for Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge
www.midayforjudge.com 

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

Rhode Island

Thomas Lazieh for Central Falls Ward 5 City Council 

Nov. 8 Election Result: Won

 

South Dakota

Michael Saba (D) for 9th District SD State House of Representatives

http://www.votesaba.com 

Nov. 8 Election Result: Lost