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.

2019 Arab American Candidates

 Name State Running for District Election Date Result
 Sami Hamed AZ Tucson City Council 1

Primary: 08/27/2019
General: 11/05/2019

 Ali Saleh CA

Special Election:
State Senate


Primary: 03/26/2019
General: 06/04/2019

 Ron Salem FL Jacksonville City Council At Large, Group 2

Primary: 03/19/2019
General: 05/14/2019

 Shadin Maali IL Moraine Valley
Community College,
Board of Trustees

General: 04/02/2019

 Rae Othman   Kirby School Board 140

General: 04/02/2019

 Itedal Shalabi IL North Palos
School Board

General: 04/02/2019

 Ralph Abraham LA Governor -

Primary: 10/12/2019
General: 11/16/2019


 Annissa Essaibi George MA Boston City Council At Large

 General: 11/05/2019


 Marwan Kreidie PA Philadelphia City

 Primary: 05/21/2019
 General: 11/05/2019


 Hala Ayala  VA  State Delegate    51st

 Primary: 06/11/2019 
 General: 11/05/2019

 Abrar Omeish VA Fairfax County
School Board
At Large

General: 11/05/2019

 Ibraheem Samirah VA Special Election:
House of Delegates
Primary: 01/12/2019
General: 02/19/2019

Won Election
 Ibraheem Samirah VA House of Delegates 86th

 Primary: 06/11/2019 
General: 11/05/2019


Contact Heba Mohammad to add additional Arab American candidates.

See candidates and election results from past years here.