About
Alex Mohajer

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I'm not giving up, and neither should you.

Alex Mohajer
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Biography

Alex Mohajer is an award-winning independent political writer, advocate, and organizer. He was the first millennial and first Iranian American elected President of the Stonewall Democrats, one of the nation’s oldest LGBTQ+ political advocacy organizations, and is the Vice President of the Iranian American Democrats of California. 

In 2024, Mohajer ran a historic grassroots campaign for the California State Senate in his hometown in Orange County, CA. His campaign raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars and captured the attention of the state, earning more than 15,000 votes and establishing him as a leader in his community. He was named one of the 50 most inspirational LGBTQ+ voices in the nation by Queerty and was the recipient of the 2024 Rich Cook Community Bridge Award from Men Alive.

He is also proudly 5 years sober and an active member of the sobriety community, volunteering his time helping people who struggle with addiction.

Alex was born and raised in Irvine, CA by a single mom who immigrated to the United States from Iran. He graduated from University High School and Irvine Valley College before attending the University of California, Berkeley for his undergraduate education. He returned to the district for law school and graduated with a J.D. from Chapman University School of Law in 2011. For the past 10 years, he has been working in public service, trying due process hearings and investigating allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination as a Civil Service Advocate for the County of Los Angeles.

Alex is also an award-winning political journalist and in 2018, he won the Excellence in Journalism Award for Excellence in Feature Writing from the National Association of LGBTQ Journalists.

Alex has been an activist since he was a teenager. In 2016, he partnered with Hillary for America’s digital team to promote Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, driving more than 40,000 supporters to phone banks, voter registration drives, and other GOTV efforts. He later organized around the 2018 American mid-term elections, helping to usher in a historic “blue wave.”

Alex is a public speaker and media personality who frequently appears on panels, conferences, television interviews, and podcast/radio broadcasts across the country, including Politicon, the Women’s Leadership Conference, Indivisible March, and more.

PASADENA, CA – Alex Mohajer and Guy Benson at Politicon in July 2017. Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty

In 2019, Alex executive produced the National Vote-at-Home Initiative, a multimedia GOTV project that recruited the talents of notable celebrities and influencers to register more than 30,000 voters to vote by mail in 16 swing states. For his efforts, Alex received a 2020 Truman Award from the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley.  

 

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