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An Iranian-American Runs for Governor for the First Time in History

Following is the text of the press release issued by "Badi Badiozamani for Governor Committee" on July 31, 2003.


We are delighted to announce that on July 28, 2003, Badi Badiozamani, Ph.D. filed papers to run as a candidate for Governor in the Recall Election in the state of California.  This the first time in history that a Iranian-American is running for such a high office.  Dr. Badiozamani is running as an independent.  His agenda includes saving California from bankruptcy through implementation of sound economic policies, bringing honesty and transparency to the government, and tackling the ever-increasing traffic problem.  We believe he has a chance to win because at this special election, any candidate who simply gets the highest number of votes will take the office.  Moreover, preliminary polls show that a great number of Californians who are dissatisfied with the present government desire to see a fresh face, someone who is honest, someone who is not a politician.


Badi Badiozamani has a Master's degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. degree in Political Science.  He has lived in California for over 22 years.  He has served on California Governor's Joint Venture Advisory Board, city of San Diego's International Affairs Board where he was Vice Chairman and the head of Cultural & Economic Exchange Committee.  He presently serves on San Diego's Small Business Advisory Board.  He is a member of National Writers Union, PEN USA, and American Translators Association.  His book, Iran & America: Rekindling a Love Lost, will be published in the fall.  He has written numerous articles in Persian and English and has been interviewed by international media such as Voice of America, BBC and Radio South Africa.


Badi, who believes his campaign will have many positive effects for the Iranian-American community in the United States is seeking everybody's guidance and assistance in all aspects of campaign such as public relations, media relations, making banners and signs, voter registration, grass root efforts and precinct walking and fund raising.


Please show your support by contacting us at: 

Phone: (858) 382-2200 & (858) 484-7377

Fax:     (858) 484-1472



Badi, A Governor From the People for the People

Badi Badiozamani for Governor Committee




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