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Sheikh Rahman

Running for State Senate, District 5
Georgia
Election: May 22, 2018

From the moment he stepped foot on American soil January 7, 1981, Bangladeshi immigrant Sheikh Rahman was involved in local politics. He continued to work on political campaigns but never thought of running for office himself, until he saw a man with a “funny name,” educated in Indonesia, become President of the United States — Barack Obama. After 2008, Rahman became heavily involved in politics, joining the NAACP and the Democratic Party of Georgia. In addition to serving as an active member of the Labor, Asian-American and LGBT caucuses, he is a SuperDelegate for the State of Georgia. He also serves as an advisor to the Southeast Asian Alliance. With your help, Sheikh Rahman will be the first immigrant ever elected to the Georgia Senate, where he will bring his wealth of experience as an entrepreneur and first-generation American to the table and make sure everyone in Gwinnett is well heard.