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         
 Thomas Saadi  CT  Danbury City Council        4

 General: 11/7/17

 

          Won 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
 Mazahir Salih  IA  Iowa City Council

  At Large  

 

 General: 11/7/17

           Won General Election
 Omar Boukili   MA  Somerville Alderman       4

 Primary: 9/19/17

 General: 11/7/17

           Lost 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 Barre  MN  Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner         -

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Lost General Election

 Mohamed Farah  MN  Minneapolis City Council        9

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Lost General Election

 Abdikadir Hassan  MN  Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner          3

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Won General Election

Abdi Gurhan Mohamed  MN  Minneapolis City Council         6

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Lost General Election

 Mohamud Noor  MN  Minneapolis City Council         6

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Lost General Election

 Abdi Warsame  MN  Minneapolis City Council          6

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Won General Election

 Mike Khader  NY  Yonkers City Council President      -

 General: 11/7/17

         

           Won General Election

 Khader El-Yateem  NY  New York City Council     43rd

 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           
 Nadeen Hayden   OH  Cleveland Heights Municipal Court Judge       -

General: 11/7/17

 

          Lost 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     

 

Contact Joan Hanna to add additional Arab American candidates. 

See candidates and election results from past years here.