DACULA, GA — Local Democrat Farooq Mughal announced that he’s running for Georgia State House District 105, which includes Lawrenceville, Dacula, and Buford.
Mughal, who previously chaired the Gwinnett County Community Outreach Board, is a business leader and public policy expert, according to a news release. For nearly two decades, he has been a resident of District 105 and East Gwinnett County, where he and his wife are raising their family in Dacula.
He said his campaign focuses on fully funding and supporting education, workforce development, supporting small businesses, protecting and expanding civil and voting rights, and improving healthcare. Mughal said he is committed to leveraging his award recognized experience in public policy and government affairs to deliver results for the residents of HD-105.
“The State of Georgia is facing several daunting challenges, including coordinating an effective COVID-19 response, expanding access to healthcare, improving public education, and implementing economic policies that will allow for shared prosperity for every Georgia and a robust recovery from the pandemic.
We need new energy, experience, and trusted leadership now more than ever. After many weeks of thought, deliberation, and discussion with family and friends in the Democratic party, I have decided to seek the office of the Georgia State House District 105.
We need a State Representative who understands leadership, who has a proven record of accomplishments, who can bring about bipartisan solutions, who can bring people from both sides to the aisle to get things done. I am running because I believe the future of our State is limitless. I am running to build a Georgia that works for everyone.”
He has received endorsements from received endorsements from several legislative leaders, including:
State Rep. Sam Park (HD 101), Chair of the Gwinnett County House Legislative Caucus;
State Rep. Pedro Marin (HD-96), former Chair of the Gwinnett County House Legislative Caucus and the longest serving Hispanic legislator in the Georgia General Assembly; and
State Rep. Carl Gilliard (D-162), Chaplain of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus.