PAAIA: The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), the connected PAC of PAAIA, announced its endorsement of Sarah Zibanejadrad Beeson for Georgia State Senate District 56. Sarah is a businesswoman who runs her family’s company that has been based in Georgia State Senate District 56 for more than two decades.

She also serves on the Board of Directors for a nonprofit dedicated to expanding transit in Atlanta called Advance Atlanta and previously worked for the Human Rights Campaign — America’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group. She received her Bachelor’s in Journalism and Political Science from Georgia State, her MBA from the University of Georgia, and will complete her Master’s in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland Global Commons in December. She has been active in Georgia’s Democratic Party for years, having served on the board for Red Clay Democrats and at various levels of leadership for Young Democrats of Georgia.

Recently, PAAIA had the opportunity to interview Sarah about her campaign. The election, which will be held on November 3rd, 2020, marks the first time she has run for public office. If successful, she will be the second Iranian American elected to the Georgia State Senate.