Nina Ahmad

The Asian American Action Fund enthusiastically endorses Nina Ahmad running for the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. 

A first generation Asian American, Dr. Ahmad earned a Ph. D from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as both a molecular biologist and entrepreneur. She has a long history of public service, including serving as president of the Philadelphia NOW and on the board of the Philadelphia Foundation.

Over the last 30 years Ahmad has been an active part of the Philadelphia community. She raised two daughters and participated in public office, such as serving as Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement under Mayor Jim Kenne.

Irene Bueno, Endorsements Chair for the AAA-Fund, notes “We are especially proud to support Dr. Ahmad. She has served on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and on Mayor Nutter’s Commission on Asian American Affairs. With her experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, activist, and public servant, Dr. Ahmad is uniquely qualified to represent Pennsylvania.”