P[/su_dropcap]akistani American Farooq Mughal is among the two South Asians who have won Georgia’s Democratic primaries for state House of Representatives and Senate races. In. Texas, Salman Bhojani, and Dr. Suleman Lalani won their primaries on the Democratic ticket for the Texas state assembly.
Pakistani American government affairs advisor and political strategist Mughal won the Democratic primary from District 105. At least three Bangladeshi Americans, including Nabilah Islam narrowly defeated state Rep. Beth Moore in Georgia’s Democratic primary for the state Senate District 7 race. Two other Bangladeshi Americans Josh Uddin, Arefeen Chowdhury and Shaikh Rehman also won primaries for the state House of Representatives and Senate.
Mughal, who ran uncontested, will now face Republican Arefeen Chowdhury, who also ran uncontested. Arefeen Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi American. Mughal, who previously chaired the Gwinnett County Community Outreach Board, is a successful business leader and public policy, expert. For nearly two decades, he has been a resident of District 105 and East Gwinnett County, where he and his wife are raising their family in Dacula.
Mughal grew up in Gwinnett County to immigrant parents who moved to the United States from Pakistan, arriving in Lawrenceville, Georgia in 1995, according to his website. Moghul learned from his parents “the values of hard work and integrity,” and “instilled in him the values of service and the importance of giving back to our community and country.” He attended Mercer University in Macon, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. As a business owner, husband, and father, it is his deep desire is to build a better Georgia for everyone.
In 2008, Mughal founded his own governmental affairs firm, MS Global Partners – Government and Business Advisors. His core services provide government entities and minority business owners – Asian Americans, Black, Latino, Veteran, and Women-owned enterprises – strategic advice for their economic development, business expansion, technology, and public engagement needs.
As managing partner, Mughal has represented $950 million in public/private economic development projects. His clients include real estate developers, state lawmakers, technology companies, world leaders, investors, and companies engaged in government relations. He advises these companies on public policy matters before the Georgia General Assembly and state/federal government agencies.
He got his first job after graduating from Mercer University at King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta’s largest and most prestigious law firm. There, he had the opportunity to work under the supervision of the Hon. Griffin Bell, who had previously served as the 72nd U.S. Attorney General under President Jimmy Carter. He then subsequently served for over two years as a legal aide to the Chief Assistant Solicitor General of Gwinnett County, where he conducted legislative research and coordinated seminars for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Mughal’s campaign is focused on fully funding and supporting education, workforce development, supporting small businesses, protecting and expanding civil and voting rights, and improving healthcare. He is committed to leveraging his award recognized experience in public policy and government affairs to deliver results for the residents of HD-105.