Born in East San Diego County, Ammar is a small business owner, former White House intern & Administration official, writer and activist. From his first job in church ministry, community organizing for a presidential campaign, serving in the White House, advocating for small businesses in Washington, D.C., supporting underserved veterans, to fighting for the American worker at the U.S. Department of Labor, Ammar has devoted his life to service. Ammar and his family lived through war in the Middle East during the late 90s, leaving him with wounds both seen and unseen. It is in these broken places where Ammar's strongest bonds with wounded veterans emerge. As a congressman, Ammar will fight to provide veterans and their families seeking access to affordable healthcare, housing, and jobs training programs.