Candidate Atlanta City Council District 6
"Thank you for the endorsement as well as the financial contribution to my campaign. It means a great deal to me to have the support of the Iranian American community. We have come a long way and still have a long way to go. I hope to be part of that leadership in the community, making the differences to move us forward."
Having been born Houston, Texas, yet spending most of her childhood growing up in Kuwait, Bahareh Azizi takes pride in her multi-cultural up bringing. Her experiences have provided her with an international perspective that she hopes to put to use on the Atlanta City Council's District 6 seat.
Azizi received her bachelor's degree in biochemistry and biotechnology from Michigan State University and then moved to Atlanta to pursue a doctorate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon her completion, Azizi joined the staff of the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005 where she is known as the teacher who connects well with students. Azizi was also chosen to co-host the educational program Science Investigators on PBS.
Azizi's campaign is rooted in what she believes are the three greatest challenges facing Atlanta: crime, the city's budget, and transportation. She is a firm supporter of increasing the number of police officers on the street while utilizing the current force more efficiently. Furthermore, Azizi encourages researching alternative forms of revenue for the city to reduce the burden of additional taxes on Atlanta residents. Azizi states, "I believe in Atlanta, and I know that we can work towards moving her one step closer to reaching her true potential."
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Occupation: Researcher and Research Support manager
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: BA Michigan State University; Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology