Muslims Running in 2020 U.S. Elections (List by State)

muslim candidates 2020

Arizona

Mohammad Arif is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.

Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah is an Independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
Raphael Ahmed is a candidate for First Vice Chairman at Arizona Republican Party. Update: Ahmed was defeated.
Deedra Abboud is a Democratic candidate for Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in District 2. 

California

Kaisar Ahmed is a candidate for the 3rd District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in California. 
 Update: Ahmed was defeated in the primary election on March 3, 2020.
Shahid Buttar is a candidate for Congress in California, District 12.  Update: Buttar advanced from the Democratic primary on March 3, 2020. He will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.
Ammar Campa-Najjar is a Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 50th District. *Campa-Najjar claims he is not muslim but his grandfather was a muslim terrorist, therefore I thought he should be added to this list. 
Update: Campa-Najjar advanced from the Democratic primary on March 3, 2020. He will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.
Fatima Shahnaz Iqbal-Zubair is a Democratic candidate for California State Assembly to represent District 64.  Update: Iqbal-Zubair advanced from the Democratic primary on March 3, 2020. She will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Colorado

Iman Jodeh (Democrat) is running for Colorado House of Representatives, District 41. 

Delaware

Madinah Wilson-Anton is a Democratic candidate for Delaware State Representative in the 26th District. 

Florida

Imtiaz Ahmad Mohammad is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Florida District 22. 
Altaf Ahmed is a Democratic candidate for Broward County Commission District 1.
Saad Khan, a 27-year-old muslim man, is running for Weston City Commission, Seat 2, in Florida. The Primary Election is on August 25th 2020. 
Noor Fawzy is a candidate for Coral Springs City Commission, Seat 3 in Florida. 

Georgia

Nabila Islam (Democrat) is a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia, District 7. 
Rashid Malik is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. 

Illinois

Raees Yawer is a Democratic candidate for Illinois State Senate, District 22.
Rush Darwish is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Update: Darwish was defeated in the Democratic Primary Election.
Ameena Matthews is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois’ 1st Congressional District. The Democratic primary election is on March 17, 2020.  Update: Matthews was defeated in the Democratic Primary Election.
Azam Nizamuddin is a Democratic candidate for circuit judge in Dupage County, Illinois. Update: Nizamuddin advanced from the primary election on March 17, 2020. He will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Indiana

Andre Carson is running for re-election to U.S. House of Representatives in Indiana’s 7th Congressional District.

Iowa

Ako Abdul-Samad is running for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives to represent District 35. 

Maryland

Saafir Rabb is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. 

Massachusetts

Ihssane leckey, a muslim immigrant from Morocco, is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts, District 4. The primary election is on September 15, 2020.
Nichole Mossalam is a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative of the 35th District. 
Muzammil Nazir is a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts House of Representatives to represent the 3rd Bristol District.
Salina Chowdhury is running for a seat on the Foxborough School Committee in Massachusetts.

Michigan

Solomon Rajput, a 27-year-old muslim man, has announced plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell in Michigan’s 12th congressional district.

Rashida Tlaib is running for re-election to Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.

Minnesota

Amal Ibrahim is a Democratic candidate Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A. The Democratic primary election will be held on January 21, 2020. Update: Ibrahim was defeated in the Democratic primary election.
Mohamed Issa Barre is a Democratic candidate Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A. The Democratic primary election will be held on January 21, 2020. Update: Barre was defeated in the Democratic primary election.
Saciido Shaie is a Democratic candidate Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A. The Democratic primary election will be held on January 21, 2020. Update: Shaie was defeated in the Democratic primary election.
Dalia Al-Aqidi (Republican) is challenging Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional seat in the 2020 election. 
Leila Shukri Adan is a Democratic candidate challenging Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional seat. 
Omar Fateh is a Democratic candidate for Minnesota State Senate, District 62.

Ilhan Omar is running for re-election to Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District.
Hodan Hassan is running for re-election to Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A.

Safia Ahmed is running for Minnesota House of Representatives, District 41B.

Suud Olat is a candidate for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6.

Sahra Odowa is a Democratic candidate for Minnesota State Senate District 55. 
Mohamud Noor is running for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives, 60B. 
Amir Malik is a Democratic candidate for Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B.

New Jersey

Alp Basaran is a Democratic candidate for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district. 
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is running for Congress in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District. 

New York

Badrun Nahar Khan is a Democratic candidate running for Congress in New York, District 14. 
Mary Jobaida is a candidate for New York State Assembly in West Queens. 
Shaniyat Chowdhury is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New York’s 5th Congressional District. The Democratic primary election is on June 23, 2020. 
Tahanie Aboushi is a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. 
Zohran Kwame Mamdani is a candidate for New York State Assembly, District 36. 
Shahana Hanif is running for New York City Council in District 39.

North Carolina

Nasir Shaikh is a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. The Republican primary is on March 3, 2020. Update: Shaikh was defeated in the Republican primary.
Nida Allam (Democrat) is a candidate for the Durham County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina. 

Ohio

Mohamud Jama, a Somali immigrant, is running for Ohio House of Representatives in District 25. Read more here
Reem Subei is a Democratic candidate for Ohio State Senate, District 2. 

Texas

Sri Preston Kulkarni is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Texas, District 22. *Kulkarni is not muslim but is associated with CAIR. Update: Kulkarni advanced from the Democratic primary on March 3, 2020. He will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.
Imran Khan is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 6th Congressional District. Update: Khan withdrew from the race.
Ahmad Adnan is a Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Texas.

Virginia

Qasim Rashid is running for Congress in Virginia’s First District.

Wisconsin

Nada Elmikashfi is a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin State Senate, District 26. 




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