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Aisha Wahab

Democratic

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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-2022 Democratic SD-10 114997 Win
Website: sd10.senate.ca.gov
 

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 11, 1987 in New York, NY
University: SJSU (BA, Political Science; 2010), University of Southern California (Working on Ph.D.)

Previous: Member, Alameda County Human Relations Commission
2018-2022: Member, Hayward City Council
2019: Woman of the Year (20th Assembly District) [selected by Bill Quirk]
2020: Early Primary Candidate for CD-15 (Withdrew)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SJR 7 (2023), on behalf of Gov. Gavin Newsom, which requests the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing a constitutional amendment which would; require universal background checks as a prerequisite to purchase or acquire a firearm, prohibit sales, loans, or other transfers of firearms to those under 21 years of age (with limited exceptions), establish a minimum waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm, and prohibit the private possession of assault weapons and other weapons of war.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of Senate Bill 403 (2023) which would have specifically prohibited discrimination based on caste. Vetoed.
  • One of the first two Muslims (with Bill Essayli) to serve in the California State Legislature (starting 12/2022).
  • One of the first Afghan-American woman elected to public office in the United States. Also in 2018, Safiya Wazir was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
  • Named “Inspirational Woman of the Year” by Assemblyman Kansen Chu in 2016.