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.

2017 Arab American Candidates

                      

Name State Running for District Election Date Result
 Matthew Giaba  CA  Los Angeles Mayor      -

 Primary: 3/7/17

 General: 5/16/17

         Lost Primary Election         
 Mazahir Salih  IA  Iowa City Council

  At Large  

 

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Dr. Hazem Mahmoud   MA  Newburyport Mayor      -

 Primary: 9/19/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Robert Abraham  MI  Dearborn City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Nada Al-Hanooti  MI  Dearborn City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Bill Bazzi  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Fayrouz Bazzi  MI  Dearborn City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 David Bazzy  MI  Dearborn City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Mo Beydoun  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Susan Dabaja  MI  Dearborn City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Hakim Fakhoury  MI  Dearborn Mayor      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Nofila Haidar  MI  Dearborn City Clerk      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Jeff Mallad  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Mike Sareini  MI  Dearborn City Council      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Mike Khader  NY  Yonkers City Council President      -

 General: 11/7/17

                 

    

 Khader El-Yateem  NY  New York City Council      -

 Primary: 9/12/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Mohamed Al-Hamdani   OH  Dayton Public Schools Board of Education       -

General: 11/7/17

 

                      
 Nadeen Hayden   OH  Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge       -

General: 11/7/17

 

                      
 Hala Ayala  VA  State Delegate     51st

 Primary: 6/13/17

 General: 11/7/17

         Won Primary Election      
 Hannah Risheq  VA  State Delegate     67th 

 Primary: 6/13/17

 General: 11/7/17

         Lost Primary Election     
       

 

                      

 

Contact Joan Hanna to add additional Arab American candidates. 

See candidates and election results from past years here.