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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.

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

33

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

Lost Election
 Ron Salem FL Jacksonville City Council At Large, Group 2

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

Won Election
 Shadin Maali IL Moraine Valley
Community College,
Board of Trustees
-

General: 04/02/2019

Lost Election
 Rae Othman IL Kirby School Board 140

General: 04/02/2019

Lost Election
 Dave Shalabi IL Orland Park School Board 135

General: 04/02/2019

Won Election
 Itedal Shalabi IL North Palos
School Board
117

General: 04/02/2019

Lost Election
 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

 

 Dan Koh MA Andover Selectman -

General: 03/26/2019

Won Election

 Sara Habbo MI Southfield City Council -

General: 11/05/2019

 

 Marwan Kreidie PA Philadelphia City
Commissioner
-

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

Lost Election

 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
86th
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.