Sheikh Rahman

Key Facts

Party Democrat
Status Incumbent

Background

Sheikh Rahman graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Economics and Global Studies. Rahman is a former POW and has worked in corporate at Pizza Hut, Dominos, and the Kroger Company. He has been a Georgia State Senator representing District 5 since 2019 [1, 2]. As Georgia State Senator, Rahman has been a delegate to the DNC and has served as the Co-Chairman of the President Joe Biden Georgia AAPI campaign. He is a member of the NAACP, National Action Network, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a former National Advisor to the Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL), and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia [2].

Key Issues

Politics

Rahman wants to expand voting access. He has voted against voting restrictions (SR 363) and a bill requiring photo ID for absentee voters (SB 67) [1, 5].

Economy

Rahman advocates for increasing Georgia’s minimum wage and attracting businesses to Gwinnett County to boost local economic activity.

Infrastructure

Rahman advocates for improved transportation systems, which would attract more major corporations and high-paying employment opportunities to metro Atlanta and Gwinnett County.

Immigration

Rahman supports creating paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and providing asylum to those fleeing unsafe conditions.

Education

Rahman believes that Georgia should preserve high levels of public funding and raise teachers’ salaries. He promotes greater funding provided to schools serving areas with relatively high numbers of students in poverty.

Endorsements

Fair Fight

Sources

1 Campaign Website

2 Georgia General Assembly

3 Ballotpedia

4 Open States

5 VoteSmart

6 WRAL