Aisha Wahab: The first Afghan American elected official in U.S.


Aisha Wahab is the first Afghan American who has been recently elected as an American Official.

With heartfelt words, defiance, and a vow to stay true to her values, Hayward Councilmember Aisha Wahab was sworn-in Tuesday night, becoming the first Afghan American elected official in the United States.

“I ran because I believed the people of Hayward were hurting and struggling,” Wahab said after taking her seat on the council dais. “I believe we need to focus on issues that effect the most marginalized communities and I plan to do just that.” Later she added, “Now more than ever we need to come together. I will ensure there will be no more discussion about us, without us.”

Aisha Wahab

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