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
 Aaisha Muhammad AL  Birmingham School Board -

General: 11/7/17 

Lost General Election
 Wise Nadib AZ

Governing Board Member,

Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Elementary School District 

-

General: 11/7/17 

Lost General Election
 Matthew Giaba  CA  Los Angeles Mayor  -

 Primary: 3/7/17

 General: 5/16/17

    Lost Primary Election      
 George Noujaim  CT  Waterbury Board of Alderman  -

 General: 11/7/17

Won General Election
 Tarek Raslan CT Ansonia Mayor  -

General: 11/7/17

Lost General Election
 Thomas Saadi  CT  Danbury City Council   -

 General: 11/7/17

 

Won General Election
 Fahd Syed CT Waterbury Board of Alderman  -

General: 11/7/17

Lost General Election
 Sarah ElBadri  FL  Orlando City Commissioner    -

 General: 11/7/17

 

Lost General Election
 Bassem Fakhoury GA  Roswell City Council   -

 General: 11/7/17

 Won General Election
 Amir Farokhi GA Atlanta City Council -

General: 11/7/17

Won General Election
 Mazahir Salih  IA  Iowa City Council

 At Large  

 General: 11/7/17

Won General Election
 Omar Boukili   MA  Somerville Alderman -

 Primary: 9/19/17

 General: 11/7/17

 

 Lost General Election

      

 Annissa Essaibi   George MA Boston City Council At Large

General:
11/7/17

Won General Election

 Dr. Hazem Mahmoud   MA  Newburyport Mayor -

 Primary: 9/19/17

 General: 11/7/17

 Lost Primary Election

Lost Write-In General Election

 Robert Abraham  MI  Dearborn City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

 Won General Election
 Nada Al-Hanooti  MI  Dearborn City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Lost General Election            
 Fadel Al-Marsoumi  MI  Hamtramck City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Won General Election            
 Mohammed Al-Somiri  MI  Hamtramck City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Lost General Election            
 Bill Bazzi  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Won General Election          
 Fayrouz Bazzi  MI  Dearborn City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Lost General Election           
 David Bazzy  MI  Dearborn City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Won General Election           
 Mo Baydoun  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Lost General Election          
 Susan Dabaja  MI  Dearborn City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Won General Election           
 George Darany  MI  Dearborn City Clerk -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Won General Election           
 Hakim Fakhoury  MI  Dearborn Mayor -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Lost Primary Election           
 Sara Habbo  MI  Southfield City Council  -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Lost General Election          
 Nofila Haidar  MI  Dearborn City Clerk -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Lost General Election           
 Ramez "Zack" Haidar  MI  Dearborn City Council  -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Lost General Election           
 Jeff Mallad  MI  Dearborn Heights City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Lost General Election      
 Mike Sareini  MI  Dearborn City Council -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

 Won General Election  
 Fartun Ahmed  MN  Hopkins School Board   -

 General: 11/7/17

Won General Election

 Mohamed Issa Barre  MN  Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner  -

 General: 11/7/17

 Lost General Election

 Mohamed Farah  MN  Minneapolis City Council -

 General: 11/7/17

 Lost General Election

 Abdikadir Hassan  MN  Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner    -

 General: 11/7/17

Won General Election

Abdi Gurhan Mohamed  MN  Minneapolis City Council   -

 General: 11/7/17

 Lost General Election

 Mohamud Noor  MN  Minneapolis City Council   -

 General: 11/7/17

 Lost General Election

 Abdi Warsame  MN  Minneapolis City Council   -

 General: 11/7/17

Won General Election

 Hassan Essa NH Manchester Alderman -

General: 11/7/17

Lost General Election

 Marni Halasa NY New York City Council -

Primary: 9/12/17

 General: 11/7/17

Lost General Election

 Mike Khader  NY  Yonkers City Council President -

 General: 11/7/17

Won General Election

 Khader El-Yateem  NY  New York City Council  -

 Primary: 9/12/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Lost Primary Election          
Mohamed Al-Hamdani   OH Dayton Public Schools Board of Education   -

General: 11/7/17

     Won General Election           
 Carl Asseff OH Independence City Council -

General: 11/7/17

Won General Election
 Nadeen Hayden   OH  Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge  -

General: 11/7/17

   Lost General Election    
 Rose Hykel PA Upper Merion Township Tax Collector -

General:
11/7/17

Won General Election
 Hala Ayala  VA  State Delegate    51st

 Primary: 6/13/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Won General Election      
 Gregory Habeeb  VA  State Delegate   8th

 Primary: 6/13/17

 General: 11/7/17

      Won General Election      
 Sam Rasoul  VA  State Delegate   11th

 Primary: 6/13/17

 General: 11/7/17

    Uncontested, Won    
 Hannah Risheq  VA  State Delegate    67th 

 Primary: 6/13/17

 General: 11/7/17

     Lost Primary Election     
 Abrar Omeish VA Fairfax County School Board,
Special Election
 

Primary:

6/23/17

General:

8/29/17

Lost Primary Election

 

Contact Heba Mohammad to add additional Arab American candidates. 

See candidates and election results from past years here.