Zainab Baloch, a 28-year-old muslim of Pakistani descent, is running for Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina.
In March, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced she would not seek a fifth term.
According to reports:
Baloch is a numbers operation specialist at Even, a financial services company, and received her master’s degree in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill in December.
The Raleigh native began her work in activism and community engagement but turned to politics because elected officials often lack that experience, she said.
In 2017, Baloch ran for one of the council’s two at-large district seats, coming in fifth place.
The election is on Oct. 8th 2019.
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