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Lebanese becomes 1st city mayor of Arab-Muslim origin in U.S

Abdullah Hammoud was sworn in Saturday as the first Muslim mayor of Michigan’s Dearborn city after he won the elections on November 2 concluding his term as member of the state’s House of Representatives, which he began in 2017.

Hammoud was born on March 9, 1990 and is affiliated to the Democratic Party. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and a master’s of public health in epidemiology and genetics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan-Ross.

Hammoud was working as a healthcare advisor at the Henry Ford Health System, when he ran for office in 2016 winning with a margin of 61-38 percent. In 2021, he came on top with 50%.

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