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Joe Ghougassian


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Date Party Office Votes Result
12-28-1993 Republican SD-40 29781 Loss
11-08-1994 Republican SD-40 72410 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 5, 1944, in Cairo, Egypt
Married: Zena S. Yasmine
Children: Three

1981: Member, Office of Policy Development at the White House
1981: Special Assistant for Public and Private Liaison, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services
1982-1985: Director of the Peace Corps in the Yemen Arab Republic
1985-1989: US Ambassador to Qatar
1990: Primary Candidate for CD-44 (Lost; 29.9%)
2003: Special Envoy of Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wofowitz to Kurdistan, Iraq
2003-2004: Deputy Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Coalition Provisional Authority
2006-2007: Chief of Party, Developing National Capacity in Public Management (in Iraq)
2008-Present: Chief of Party, Alternative Development Program - North West (in Afghanistan)

  • NOTE: "He was knighted by Pope John Paul II for having succeeded to influence the Government of Qatar to lift a 14 century ban on the practice of Christianity and other non-Muslim religion in the State of Qatar." Source: