Mohammad Arif is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
Arif, a 50-year-old Pakistani man, refers to himself as a “moderate muslim“. Arif was born in Lahore, Pakistan and came to the U.S. in 1991. Arif says he is running for U.S. Senate to give back to the Country that gave him so much. On Arif’s website it states:
Mohammad Arif feels a duty to serve and give back to the country that gave him so much. He got his shot at the American dream, and he’ll keep working to make sure all Arizonans get theirs too.
Arif is running in the special election to fill the rest of the 2017-2022 term that John McCain (R) was elected to in 2016. McCain died from cancer in August 2018.
According to Ballotpedia:
On September 4, 2018, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced that he would appoint former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl (R) to replace McCain. Ducey’s office said Kyl would serve through at least the end of 2018 and that Ducey would appoint another replacement if Kyl chose to step down at that point. Kyl said he would not run for the seat in the 2020 special election.
McSally will serve until the special election winner takes office in January 2021. The special election winner will serve until the 2022 general election winner (if a different person) takes office in January 2023.
The primary election is on August 4, 2020.
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