AAA-Fund congratulates Bangladeshi-American Sheikh Rahman for becoming the first immigrant ever elected to the Georgia Senate. In the open primary this month Rahman won over 67% of the electorate in order to unseat a 14-year incumbent and to become the first immigrant ever elected to the Georgia Senate. He will run unopposed in the November general election.
State Senate District 5 sits in the rapidly diversifying suburbs of Gwinnett County, just north of Atlanta.
Bel Leong-Hong, a member of the AAA-Fund board, stated that Rahman “campaigned very hard for that position, and convinced a lot of people to vote for him. I strongly believe that he won because he was a great campaigner, he is an activist, and he ran a great campaign.”
Learn more about Sheikh Rahman on his website.