Eighty Two Percent of the Candidates for Local and Federal Election Who Were Supported by IAPAC Won in 2004
Washington, DC – The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) today announced that nine of the candidates it had endorsed were elected to the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and local office.
IAPAC is a registered bipartisan federal political committee that contributes to candidates for public office who are attuned to the domestic concerns of the Iranian American community. IAPAC focuses exclusively on domestic policy issues such as civil rights, immigration and civil liberties, and encourages Iranian Americans to actively participate in the electoral process.
The candidates who receive contributions from IAPAC have an exceptional track record on the domestic issues pertinent to the Iranian American community, have articulated a readiness to engage and work with Iranian Americans in addressing their concerns or are in a position to have influence over the domestic legislative issues of concern to the community.
All IAPAC candidates ran exceptional campaigns and, most significantly, held firm to their principles and commitments to their constituents. We look forward to working with these and other candidates in promoting the domestic interests of the Iranian American community.
The triumphant candidates are:
Barbara Boxer (D) – US Senate, California
Mel Martinez (R)– US Senate, Florida
Charles Schumer (D)– US Senate, New York
Arlen Specter (R) – US Senate, Pennsylvania
Thomas Davis III (R) – US House of Representatives, Virginia 11th
Carolyn Maloney (D) – US House of Representatives, New York 14th
Marty Meehan (D) – US House of Representatives, Massachusetts 5th
Christopher Shays (R) – US House of Representatives, Connecticut 4th
Ross Mirkarimi – San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 5th District