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Iranian American, Darius Shahinfar, Announces Candidacy for Albany Chief City Auditor

Source: Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

Darius Shahinfar announced his candidacy for the newly created position of Chief City Auditor of Albany, New York on March 26, 2009. A former Congressional Aid and Deputy County Attorney, has both private and public sector experience. He has worked at all levels of government - federal, state, and local - and in all branches - executive, legislator, and judicial.

Shahinfar's campaign for City Council marks his second bid for public office. In 2008, he was a candidate for the 21st Congressional District of New York. Although his bid to become the first American of Iranian heritage to serve in the U.S. Congress fell short, Shahinfar's campaign did receive a tremendous amount of financial and grass roots support from the Iranian American community and beyond, prompting expectations of a promising future in New York State politics.

The general election is scheduled for November of 2009 following the September 15th primaries.

Click here to read Shahinfar's official announcement of his candidacy for Chief City Auditor.

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