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May 27, 2009

Darius Shahinfar Announces Candidacy for Albany Chief City Auditor


Washington DC – Darius Shahinfar announced his candidacy for Albany Chief City Auditor yesterday. Shahinfar, whose father immigrated to the United States in 1959, was previously a regional representative for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and captivated the attention of the Iranian-American community during his bid for New Yorks 21st Congressional District. In his campaign, Shahinfar has chosen to take a somewhat unconventional path and “will not solicit, accept or provide endorsements of City elected officials or candidates”. This, he believes, will enable him to maintain independence throughout the campaign.

Shahinfar emphasized his experiences from working both in the private sector as well as in federal, state and county government. “I plan to put every bit of that experience and the relationships that I have made with our elected representatives in city, county, state and federal government to work for Albany.” NIAC welcomes Shahinfar’s bid for Albany Chief City Auditor as he is a perfect example of the increased participation of Iranian Americans in American civic life. 




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