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Two Turkish Americans Elected to Public Office in 2017

Two Turkish Americans were elected to public office in the November 7, 2017 elections. This brings the total number of Turkish Americans currently serving in public office to four and the total number of Turkish Americans ever elected to public office to ten.

Seven Turkish Americans Running for Elected Office

Turkish Coalition of America reports that there are seven members of the Turkish American community who are now running for elected office in 2017-2018. Turkish Americans running for office: Hacibey Catalbasoglu of New Haven, CT; Judge Jay Karahan of Houston, TX; and Lauren Arikan of Jarrettsville, MD., Kemal Bozkurt of Lawrence, MA; Aylin Acikalin Maklansky of New Orleans, LA; Tayfun Selen of Chatham, NJ; and Ben Bartlett of Berkeley, CA.

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