During California Democratic Party’s 2017 convention, the Arab American Caucus of the Party elected its first ever openly gay executive committee member. Ahmad Zahra, a delegate from the 65th Assembly District, was elected Southern California Vice Chair.
Zahra is a Syrian-American Fullerton-based filmmaker who was elected delegated this past January.
The election of the Arab American Caucus took place during its meeting on Saturday evening at the Sacramento Convention Center. The newly-elected executive committee members are:
Iyad Afalqa, Chair
Hosam Haggag, Northern California Vice Chair
Ahmad Zahra, Southern California Vice Chair
Sara Abed, Treasurer
Amira Abed, Secretary