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

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

Arizona

Mohammad Arif is a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona. Read more about Arif here. UPDATE: Arif dropped out of the race.

Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah is an Independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. UPDATE: Layjou Bah withdrew from the election.

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. Read more about Abboud here. UPDATE: Abboud advanced from the Democratic primary on August 4, 2020. She will face Republican Steve Chucri in the general election on November 3, 2020.

California

Kaisar Ahmed is a candidate for the 3rd District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in California. Read more about Ahmed here. Update: Ahmed was defeated in the primary election on March 3, 2020.

Shahid Buttar is a candidate for Congress in California, District 12. Read more about Buttar hereUpdate: 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. Read more about Campa-Najjar here. 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. Read more about Zubair here. 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. Read more about Jodeh here. UPDATE: Jodeh advanced from the Democratic primary on June 30, 2020. She will face Republican Robert Andrews in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Delaware

Madinah Wilson-Anton is a Democratic candidate for Delaware State Representative in the 26th District. Read more about Wilson-Anton here. UPDATE: Wilson-Anton advanced from the democratic primary election on September 15, 2020. She will face Republican Timothy Conrad in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Florida

Imtiaz Ahmad Mohammad is a Democratic candidate for Congress in Florida District 22. Read more about Mohammad here. UPDATE: Mohammad suspended his campaign for Congress.

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. Read more here

Noor Fawzy is a candidate for Coral Springs City Commission, Seat 3 in Florida. Read more about Fawzy here.

Georgia

Nabila Islam (Democrat) is a candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia, District 7. Read more about Islam here. UPDATE: Islam was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Rashid Malik is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Read more about Malik here. UPDATE: Malik was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

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. Read more about Darwish here. 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. Read more about Matthews here. 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. UPDATE: Carson advanced from the primary election. He will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Iowa

Ako Abdul-Samad is running for re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives to represent District 35. Read more about Abdul-Samad here. UPDATE: Abdul-Samad advanced from the Democratic primary on June 2, 2020. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Maryland

Saafir Rabb is a Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. Read more about Rabb here. UPDATE: Rabb was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

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. UPDATE: Leckey was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Nichole Mossalam is a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts State Representative of the 35th District. Read more about Mossalam here. UPDATE: Mossalam was defeated in the democratic primary election on September 1, 2020.

Muzammil Nazir is a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts House of Representatives to represent the 3rd Bristol District. UPDATE: Nazir was defeated in the special Democratic primary on March 3, 2020.

Salina Chowdhury is running for a seat on the Foxborough School Committee in Massachusetts. Read more about Chowdhury here.

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. Read more about Rajput here. UPDATE: Rajput was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Rashida Tlaib is running for re-election to Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. UPDATE: Tlaib advanced from the primary election. She will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3,2020.

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. Read more about Al-Aqidi here. UPDATE: Al-Aqidi was defeated in the Republican primary election.

Leila Shukri Adan is a Democratic candidate challenging Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th Congressional seat. Read more about Adan here. UPDATE: Shukri Adan withdrew from the election.

Omar Fateh is a Democratic candidate for Minnesota State Senate, District 62. Read more about Fateh here.

Ilhan Omar is running for re-election to Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District. UPDATE: Omar advanced from the primary election. She will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Hodan Hassan is running for re-election to Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A. Read more about Hassan here. UPDATE: Hassan will be on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Safia Ahmed is running for Minnesota House of Representatives, District 41B. Read more about Ahmed here.

Suud Olat is a candidate for Minneapolis City Council Ward 6. Read more about Olat here.

Sahra Odowa is a Democratic candidate for Minnesota State Senate District 55. Read more about Odowa here.

Mohamud Noor is running for re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives, 60B. Read more about Noor here.

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. Read more about Basaran here. UPDATE: Basaran was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is running for Congress in New Jersey’s 6th Congressional District. Read more here. UPDATE: Al-Khatahtbeh was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

New York

Badrun Nahar Khan is a Democratic candidate running for Congress in New York, District 14. Read more about Khan here. UPDATE: Khan was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Mary Jobaida is a candidate for New York State Assembly in West Queens. Read more about Jobaida here. UPDATE: Jobaida was defeated in the democratic primary election.

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. Read more about Chowdhury here. UPDATE: Chowdhury was defeated in the Democratic primary election.

Tahanie Aboushi is a candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. Read more about Aboushi here.

Zohran Kwame Mamdani is a candidate for New York State Assembly, District 36. Read more about Mamdani here.

Shahana Hanif is running for New York City Council in District 39. Read more about Hanif here.

Atiqiya “Moumita” Ahmed is running for Democratic district leader in Assembly District 31. Read more about Ahmed here.

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. Update: Allam was elected to the Durham County Board of Commissioners.

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. Read more about Subei here. UPDATE: Subei was defeated in the primary election.

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. UPDATE: Adnan was defeated in the Republican primary on March 3, 2020.

Utah

Noman Khan is a Democratic candidate for Utah House of Representatives to represent District 37. UPDATE: According to Ballotpedia, Khan was disqualified from the primary election scheduled on June 30, 2020.

Jamilla Alani (Democrat) is running for election to the Utah State Board of Education to represent District 8. Read more about Alani here.

Fatima Dirie is running for Utah House of Representatives, District 33. Read more about Dirie here.

Mohamed Baayd is running for Salt Lake City School Board District 5. Read more about baayd here.

Virginia

Qasim Rashid is running for Congress in Virginia’s First District. Read more about Rashid here.

Wisconsin

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

This list will be updated as more candidates file to run for office.

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