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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.

2018 Arab American Candidates

 

                      

Name State Running for District Election Date Result
 Athena Salman AZ State Representative   26th

Primary: 8/28/18

General: 11/6/18

 
 Dr. Matt Heinz AZ  U.S. Congress    2nd

 Primary: 8/28/18

General: 11/6/18

                 
 Sam Jammal  CA  U.S. Congress    39th

 Primary: 6/5/18

General: 11/6/18

                 
 Ammar Campa-Najjar   CA  U.S. Congress 

   50th 

 Primary: 6/5/18

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Ali Saleh CA  State Representative

    

     - 

 Primary: 6/5/18

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Ahmad Zahra   CA  Fullerton City Council

     - 

 Primary: 6/5/18

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Darin LaHood IL U.S. Congress   18th

Primary: 3/20/18

General: 11/6/18 

 
 Abdelnasser Rashid IL  Cook County Board
 Commissioner
   17th

Primary: 3/20/18

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Ralph Abraham LA U.S. Congress 5th

General: 11/6/18

 
 Garret Graves LA U.S. Congress 6th

General: 11/6/18

 
 Dan Koh MA  U.S. Congress 3rd 

Primary: 9/18/18

General: 11/6/18

 
 Nadeem Mazen MA  U.S. Congress     7th

 Primary: 9/18/18 

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Justin Amash MI U.S. Congress 3rd

Primary: 8/7/18

General: 11/6/18

 
 Fayrouz Saad MI  U.S. Congress    14th

Primary: 8/7/18

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Abdul El-Sayed MI  Governor of Michigan      -

Primary: 8/7/18

General: 11/6/18

                      
 Rashida Tlaib MI U.S. Congress 13th

Primary: 8/7/18

General: 11/6/18

 
 Jesse Sbaih NV  U.S. Senate      - 

 Primary: 6/12/18

 General: 11/6/18

                      
 Mo Seifeldein  VA  Alexandria City Council       -

 Primary (if held): 6/12/18

 General: 11/6/18

 

  

Contact Heba Mohammad to add additional Arab American candidates. 

See candidates and election results from past years here.