Arab Americans flex muscles at AAPAC annual banquet

DEARBORN — The Arab American community’s political achievements were heard loud and clear on Wednesday October 28 at the Arab American Political Action Committee’s (AAPAC) 18th annual banquet at the Bint Jebail Cultural Center, as several Arab American elected officials stood on the stage to be recognized.
AAPAC gathered more than a dozen Arab American candidates who were elected to public office in previous years after being endorsed by the organization. Many of these elected officials are, or were, also AAPAC members themselves.

The Arab American officials on the stage included Dearborn School Board Trustees Mariam Bazzi and Fadwa Alawieh Hammoud, Dearborn City Council President Susan Dabaja, Dearborn Councilman Mike Sareini, 19th District Court Judge Sam Salamey, 20th District Court Judge David Turfe,