#48 - Bushra Amiwala, Youngest Muslim Elected Official in the US


Bushra Amiwala is a Skokie native and daughter of immigrants who truly appreciates diversity in its many beautiful forms. As communities across our nation – the working poor, religious and ethnic minorities, and young changemakers who are ignored by political establishments – are pushed aside, Bushra is a committed voice for underrepresented citizens. As of April 2019, she is the youngest Muslim elected official in the United States. Amiwala was a Democratic candidate for the Cook County Board of Commissioners in the 2018 Illinois Primary Election. She seeks to ensure that our nation’s future is in good hands by building a compassionate, politically-engaged generation