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  • Candidate Profile: Abraham Aiyash

    July 13, 2018

    A Michigan native, Abraham was a member of the Hamtramck Recycling Commission, the youngest of any city commission, where he initiated a program to bring recycling into Hamtramck schools and created awareness campaigns for immigrant communities. His interest in the political scene continued at Michigan State University, where he was part of the Student Senate

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  • Candidate Profile: Ilhan Omar

    July 13, 2018

    Ilhan’s background fleeing the Somalian Civil War and as a refugee in Kenya inspired her path when she came to the United States. At age 14, she was a translator for the DFL, where she was drawn to grassroots movements. As a high school student, she was an organizer and coalition builder. In university, she

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  • Candidate Profile: Anita Malik

    June 22, 2018

    The daughter of immigrants from India, Anita was born in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Arizona when she was 7. She graduated summa cum laude with degrees in both computer information systems and finance from Arizona State University. She later earned her master’s in journalism from the University of Southern California in 2002. Anita first worked

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  • Candidate Profile: Ali Sajjad Taj

    June 22, 2018

    Ali arrived in California in the 1990s and worked double shifts and weekends as a sales rep for The Good Guys, a local electronics store, while gaining his financial qualifications. He later became a financial analyst and advisor. Ali graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Statics and completed his Masters in Public Administration with emphasis

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  • Candidate Profile: Shayan Elahi

    June 8, 2018

    The son of immigrants, he worked his way through college, eventually earning his law degree from Yeshiva University. Shayan has dedicated his adult life to the criminal justice system and constitutional law, working for the Public Defenders Office and starting his own small law business. Shayan is now a nationally recognized legal expert who has been

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  • Candidate Profile: Dalia Kasseb

    June 8, 2018

    A longtime resident of Pearland, TX, Dalia has been a vocal advocate for one of the fastest growing cities in America. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2010. During her time there, she was published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association after receiving a grant from the American Pharmacists

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  • Candidate Profile: Cheryl Sudduth

    June 1, 2018

    Cheryl graduated from Hazelwood Central High in Florissant, Missouri and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a lifetime advocate for equality for individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. Her non-profit ICYSports created hundreds of opportunities for youth to gain invaluable life skills through sports and

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  • Candidate Profile: Zarina Baber

    June 1, 2018

    Zarina was raised in Hyderabad, where she was one of the pioneers of the first women’s cricket team. She moved to Minnesota, the state that elected the first Muslim to Congress, Keith Ellison, where she has been an outspoken political and human rights activist. Zarina began her political career campaigning for Senator Paul Wellstone. She

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  • Candidate Profile: Ghulam Qadir

    May 25, 2018

    Dr Ghulam migrated from Pakistan in 1975, from a rural farm and graduated from Nishtar Medical College. When he moved to the United States, he trained as a psychiatrist and worked for Oakwood Healthcare System. He is currently the CEO of APEX Behavioral Health Dearborn and previously served as vice chairman of the Controlled Substances Advisory Commission for

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