Sameena Mustafa

Sameena Mustafa

Democratic Candidate for Congress, Fifth District of Illinois

Sameena Mustafa, Democratic candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 5th District, is a native Chicagoan who has advocated on behalf of women and girls throughout her career. Following her time managing a Planned Parenthood clinic on Chicago’s West Side, Sameena transferred her leadership skills to commercial real estate, serving as a tenant advocate on behalf of nonprofits that serve marginalized groups. Sameena’s civic achievements include organizing a forum on how to elect more women and people of color, leveraging relationships with community organizations throughout Chicago. Most recently, Sameena was selected as a 2017 National Leadership Academy Fellow by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies in Washington, D.C. Following the results of the 2016 election, Sameena was inspired to grow from activist to public servant. Sameena intends to fight for economic justice, human rights and political reform to show that the 5th District stands for bold, progressive and inclusive leadership.