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Fayyaz Raja to Run for Clark County Commission District C

Pakistani American political activist Fayyaz Raja has announced his candidacy for the Clark County Commission District C. Raja is a fortyyear resident of Las Vegas and has been actively involved with the growing Asian community.  Raja, an independent insurance agent, is currently serving as the Chair of the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Democratic Caucus and is a President of the South Asian Political Network Alliance (SAPNA).

Commission District C is an open seat in 2020 as the current Commissioner Larry Brown is term-limited. The open seat has already attracted a couple of candidates including Republican Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony and Democrat Hunter Cain, a former staffer for the US Congresswoman Dina Titus.

After month-long conversations with his supporters and with family, Raja made an announcement at the packed event held at Shiraz Restaurant.  The announcement date was an important milestone for Raja and his wife Kathy as they celebrated their 40thanniversary.  

“I started my journey in Las Vegas in 1979.  Since then, I’ve spent years in Las Vegas hospitality industry, business industry and political community.  Today, I start a new journey,” said Raja.

After graduating from UNLV Hotel Management program, Raja worked on the Strip with numerous highend hotel resorts.  Raja was the founding board member of the William F. Harrah Hotel Alumni Association. Later, Raja shifted from gaming to the insurance industry.  

Raja has made community service a priority by serving on numerous local and national organizations. In the past Raja has served on the Metropolitan Police Civilian Use of Force Board, LVMPD Citizen Review Board, American Muslim Caucus and is active in the FBI Las Vegas Citizen Academy Alumni Association.   Most recently, Raja is representing the local Pakistani American community on the Clark County Asian American Pacific Islander Commission.

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