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AMPAC 2020 Endorsements

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2020 General Elections Endorsements.

VOTE by MAIL or in PERSON from now until Election Day, November 3rd, 2020

United States President 

Joseph R. Biden 


United States Senator

Gary Peters 

Representative in Congress

  1. Debbie Dingell – District 12
  2. Rashida Tlaib- District 13
  3. Brenda Lawrence- District 14

State of Michigan House of Representatives:

  1. Abraham Ayash,  District 4
  2. Abdullah Hammoud, District 15
  3. Helene Scott, District 7
  4. Mary Cavanagh, District 10
  5. Brenda Carter, District 29
  6. Kevin Coleman, District 16
  7. Alex Garza, District 12
  8. Lily Cheng, District 72
  9. Tyrone Carter, District 6
  10. John Cherry, District 49
  11. Laurel Hess, District 21
  12. Jewell Jones, District 11

Michigan Supreme Court:

  1. Justice Bridget Mary McCormack
  2. Elizabeth M. Welch

Wayne County Treasurer

Eric R. Sabree

Wayne County Commission

Sam Baydoun 

Canton Township Supervisor

Pat Williams

Judge of Circuit Court -3rd Circuit

Shakira Lynn Hawkins

32A District Court 

Rebekah R. Coleman

Judge of Circuit Court – 3rd Circuit- Incumbent 

Cynthia LaToya Miller

Trustee of Michigan State University

Brian Mosallam

Regent of the University of Michigan, Dearborn

Carl Meyers

Dearborn Board of Education,   full 6 years term

  1. Adel Mozip
  2. Nofila Haidar
  3. Khodr Farhat 

Dearborn Board of Education, partial 2 years term

Maali Luqman

Crestwood Board of Education, Full 6 years term

Mo Sabbagh

Wayne-Westland Community School Board of Education

Kimberly May

Birmingham Public Schools Board 

Nash Salami

Bloomfield Hills School District Board Member

Renita James


Nen Baily

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AMPAC Public Advisory – November 3, 2020, General Elections

(Dearborn, MI – August 20th, 2020):  As we approach the general election on November 3rd, 2020, the American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) announces the beginning of its endorsement process in support of the general election.

All candidates seeking AMPAC’s endorsement must submit a request no later than Wednesday, September 9th, 2020. Endorsement requests must be made in writing via email to Upon completion of the endorsement process, AMPAC will make a formal announcement of the list of endorsed candidates for the November 3, 2020 general election.

AMPAC urges all registered voters to vote early and in advance via post mail or at your registered precinct on Election Day.  The impact of this year’s upcoming general election should not be underestimated. 

Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is important for everyone to have a voice in the choice of who gets to make decisions that affect our lives and the future of our cities, state and country.

Stay tuned for future AMPAC releases and please visit our website at for more information please email to:

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AMPAC thanks Voters & Congratulates all Primary Winners:

AMPAC thanks Voters & Congratulates all Primary Winners:

(Dearborn, August 6, 2020): With the 2020 Primary behind us, the American Arab & Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) would like to thank voters, volunteers and candidates for keeping our democracy alive.

AMPAC congratulates all the winning candidates, especially those who sought our endorsement and support. Although the results weren’t fully promising, your efforts have brought so many people together in unifying a community that is diverse. AMPAC thanks all candidates who ran in this year’s Primary. Especially those whom reached out to the American Arab & Muslim community.

AMPAC is committed to support its candidates through the General elections. The Primary election is over. But, the fight for democracy is not as we approach November 3rd, 2020. We look forward to continue the fight in creating a society of informed and active citizenry through political engagement.

In a democracy, it is important that the political process addresses the needs and concerns of all segments of society.

Despite low voter turnout, AMPAC’s volunteers worked the polls very diligently to make the process as smooth as possible for voters. Looking to the near future, we urge our friends and supporters to vote on November 3rd, 2020 to continue our civic duties and ensure qualified candidates are in place to serve our community.

AMPAC will continue its efforts to encourage people to register to vote as well as to urge all to vote on November 3rd, 2020.


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AMPAC to host its 4th annual Gala October 26th

This Gala will serve to announce this year’s AMPAC endorsement selection and introduce our selection to the communities and our community leaders.
The goal is to spread the importance of civic engagement to mobilize our communities to become more politically engaged.
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Our endorsements for Dearborn General 2017

After lengthy and intense debate and exchange of opinions, and members speaking their mind, heart, and conscious in recognizing where our community is and where it dreams to be, AMPAC concluded that our community is in dire need of change. For the past decade, our city has endured many challenges, yet the community has stood strong and gave Dearborn all they got. The loyalty of the residents of Dearborn is seldomly matched. We are proud to say that Dearborn values family and unity, but as a family, it needs to grow and prosper. In conclusion  AMPAC believes that Dearborn needs new fresh ideas and leadership so that small business may thrive rather than be curtailed.
We have endorsed Tom Tafelski for Mayor because he will bring meaningfull change that is desperately needed. In our opinion enthusiasm and hope can only happen with drastic change and the will to take a chance and to make the tough choice.
We congratulate all of our candidates for a hard run campaign. We saw that in the primaries, and felt the passion of the candidates during our interviews, but in the end, after careful thoughts and consideration our community and the future of our children must come first.
We are also excited to announce the endorsement the following candidates for the city Council.

Susan Dabaja
Michael Sareini
Nada Al-Hanooti
Ramez Haider
David Bazzy
Erin Byres
Leslie Herrick
We also endorse for city clerk
Nofila Haider
The decision to endorse the above candidates was based on intensive assessment and evaluation and the analysis of the mayoral, city clerk, and city council candidates by the AMPAC board.
Mr. Tafelski has committed to make his administration accessible and is devoted to having senior personal in his administration that reflects the population of Dearborn.
We thank all the candidates for giving us the opportunity to sit and talk with them. We wish well those we did not endorse and we hope to work with them for many years to come. We hope the candidates we endorsed will live up to the responsibility of public service and recognize the greatness and generosity of our citizens and lead us and our children in unity, love, honesty, and hard work. Finally, we call upon all our citizens to exercise the right to vote on November the seventh. We call all of our members, friends and allies, to endorse and vote our slate and stand with us , to create a new beginning and a history to be remembered.
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Press Release: AMPAC delivers in 2017 Dearborn’s Primary

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Dearborn (August 9, 2017): The American and Arab Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) would like to thank voters, volunteers and candidates throughout Michigan for engaging, showing dedication and service during Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, Primary Elections.


We would like to thank all of the candidates who ran in this year’s Primary, especially the candidates who reached out to the Arab-Muslim community to address our needs and concerns as we move forward in the political process.


The August Primary, which is the decision maker for general elections in Dearborn, is often neglected and consistently has low voter turnout throughout the nation. Despite the patterns of low voter turnout, volunteers still manned the polls to make the process as smooth as possible for voters. This year, there were a number of young people who volunteered at the polls showing their dedication and understanding of just how important primary elections are.


Voters will still have an opportunity to help shape our future by showing up to vote on Election Day, November 7, 2017, to ensure that the right Dearborn candidates are in place.


“Getting out to vote helps shape our tomorrow. We have worked diligently with the community to stress the importance of voting with the help of dedicated volunteers,” said AMPAC President Abdullah Shiek. “We are proud of our young people and youth as they participated in the electoral process. We would like to thank all of those who exercised their right to vote and the hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life. But it’s not over. We must now focus on November elections in hopes of embracing our future and becoming part of the decision-making process in our communities.”


AMPAC will continue its efforts to encourage people to exercise their right to vote on November 7, 2017. We will engage the community to ensure the right people are in place to help shape our future.


About the American Muslim Political Action Committee


The mission of the American and Arab Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is to stimulate an active interest in Muslim Americans relating to Political and Governmental affairs to facilitate Muslim American participation in the United States of America, to promote the ideas and principles of the Political Party, and to encourage and seek Muslim American candidates for public office and explain positions of other political candidates to Muslim American voters. AMPAC also works with the Muslim

American Communities to bring their issues to the state and national political attention.


Dr. Abdulhakim Mohamed

Executive Director


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Welcome to AMPAC!

Welcome to AMPAC website. More info coming soon.

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AMPAC accepting endorsement requests

The American Muslim PAC – Michigan is accepting endorsement requests from candidates running for the 2017 Primary & General Elections.

If you are a candidate and would like to request a candidate, please fill out the form below.


Deadline for this application has lapsed.