My name is Ram Mammadov. I announced my candidacy for NC Congressional District 9 to run against the incumbent Republican. My candidacy offers voters a people's representative and a forward-looking perspective that values public service and effective action for hardworking families.
As a descendant of Holocaust survivors, the United States has always been a beacon of hope. Alone at the age of 20, I immigrated to the US from Azerbaijan in the weeks following September 11, 2001. In the midst of tragedy, I witnessed how resilient our great nation is. As a young immigrant, I quickly felt compelled to be in public service.
I worked to achieve my American dream by graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. My education and experience as an intern for the late great Senator Carl Levin positions me to be effectively involved in legislative discussions and public debate. After graduation, I gained employment in Information Technology which brought me to the Carolinas. I have seen the needs of middle and low-income families in our state be ignored over and over. Where are our leaders in Congress?
I decided to run for Congress because all citizens deserve an empathetic, effective advocate at the table.
I have experienced discrimination and racism; I worked for minimum wage; I suffered without healthcare and spent one cold December night without housing. North Carolina problems can be solved by creative and thoughtful approaches based on one principle – Serve the people of our communities by representing the best interests of the common good! If you agree, I humbly ask for your vote.
‘‘We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.’’
As your Congressman, I will listen to every voice. Contact our campaign to let me know your concerns and to receive notice of our District-wide Listening Tour.
A resolution to propose a Term Limits Amendment for Congress has already passed the North Carolina House of Representatives 61-52. Let's involve more citizens in our governing process! www.termlimits.com