Georgia – Farooq Mughal, Chair of the Asian American Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia, has been named as one of the 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in the state by Georgia Asian Times 2013. This annual list honors Asian-Americans who have made an impact in arts, business, government, education, and other areas that influence every aspect of Georgia’s daily life.
Last year, Mr. Mughal was invited by President Barack Obama to attend the White House Iftar Dinner to honor the leadership of Muslim-Americans. He was also selected to serve on the Atlanta Steering Committee of the White House Initiatives on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Southeast Summit 2012 in Atlanta. Previous awards include 2010 Georgia Trend Magazine “40 Under 40 Best & Brightest″ and 2011 CNN’s New Guard Member News-Makers as a part of CNN’s ongoing effort to establish relationships with current and next generation news-makers.
Earlier this year, Mr. Mughal led the legislative committee of The Georgia Asian American & Pacific Islander Legislative Day Steering Committeeand proposed a new Asian American Commission for Georgia to give Asian Americans a stronger voice in state government. Mr. Mughal’s leadership has been recognized by the White House, Congressman Mike Honda of California, Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Georgia state legislators.
For the complete list from the Georgia Asian Times, click here.