Fatima Mughal, Mercer County advocate and activist, announces her candidacy to fill the 15th Legislative District Assembly seat formerly held by Reed Gusciora.
Mughal is a native of New Jersey. Born in Trenton, she grew up in Hopewell, and currently resides in Ewing. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from The College of NJ. She is a progressive Democrat, committed to the importance of civic engagement and the power of local politics. A certified elementary school teacher, she currently runs her own local photography studio.
In recognition of her political leadership, Mughal has been the recipient of two local fellowships; one (2017) at Princeton University’s PACE Center for Political Engagement, as well as the (2018) Organizing for Action Community Engagement Fellowship.
Her local political engagement and activism is broad-based. She is the Outreach Coordinator of STAND CNJ, she co-founded the ACLU-affiliated immigration policy group Ewing People Power, and is a founding Board Member of Central Jersey Coalition for Justice. She is also a Board Member of the Good Government Coalition of NJ, she volunteers with the Latin American Legal Defense Fund, and is an organizer of Fair & Welcoming Coalition of Mercer County, among other organizations.
Mughal describes herself as a Progressive Democrat. She has worked to protect people from the inhumane policies of the Trump Administration, and will continue that work in the Statehouse. She is committed to a $15 per hour minimum wage, decriminalization of marijuana, and as a teacher, is a strong advocate for teachers and students in a healthy education system. Her complete platform and bio are available on her Facebook candidate page: www.facebook.com/FatimaforLD15
*Submitted by Fatima Mughal’s Campaign for NJ Assembly