38-year-old Irvine native Alex Mohajer is announcing his historic campaign for the California State Senate in the 37th Senate District, representing parts of Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel.
If elected, he will be the only Iranian in the California state legislature, one of its youngest members, and one of the first openly gay Iranians elected anywhere in the world.
Mohajer attended Irvine K-12 public schools and community college before attending UC Berkeley for his undergraduate education. He returned to the district to attend Chapman University School of Law, where he graduated with a J.D. in 2011. For the past 10 years, he has been working in civil service advocacy, trying administrative hearings related to discrimination, sexual harassment, and protected class status.
Mohajer is a lifelong LGBTQ+ activist and civic leader, and in 2021 he was elected President of the Stonewall Democrats, one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ political advocacy organizations.