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Stateside Podcast: Abdullah Hammoud makes history in Dearborn

Abdullah Hammoud stands at a clear podium in front of a campaign sign. To his right stand four women and one man and to his left, off stage, are two men talking and one man with a camera
Beenish Ahmed
Michigan Radio
Abdullah Hammoud (at podium) will be Dearborn's first Arab American and Muslim mayor in history. "It's just a humbling moment to be a son of Dearborn, and now have this opportunity to give back to a greater capacity."

Three cities in Southeast Michigan elected young Arab American men to serve as mayor: Hamtramck, Dearborn Heights, and Dearborn. 

The latter, home to one of the largest Arab American populations in the country,elected State Representative Abdullah Hammoud to replace longtime mayor John "Jack" O’Reilly. On today's episode, we talk to Hammoud about his historic election and his plans for the city.


Abdullah Hammoud, state representative and Dearborn mayor-elect

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April Van Buren is a producer for <i>Stateside</i>. She produces interviews for air as well as web and social media content for the show.