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

                      
 Abdul El-Sayed  MI  Governor of Michigan      -

 Primary: 8/8/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Mike Khader  NY  Yonkers City Council President      -

 Primary: 9/12/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
 Khader El-Yaneem  NY  New York City Council      -

 Primary: 9/12/17

 General: 11/7/17

                      
       

 

                      
       

 

                      
       

 

                      

 

Contact Kristin McCarthy to add additional Arab American candidates. 

See candidates and election results from past years: