2019-2020 Election Cycle Wrap-up

The end of 2020 was the close of the 2019-2020 election cycle for the activities of all political action committees (PACs). In this two-year cycle, the five Turkish American Political Action Committees* under the Ten Thousand Turks Campaign made contributions of $202,640. Overall, the Turkish American PACs have Read More …

More about Representative Ted Deutch

12/05/2020 | The following July 25, 2013 news release by the American Hellenic Council of California I came upon during some research I did after receiving Jewish-American U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s (D-Fl, 22D) letter to me last week, tells us all we need to know about his anti-Turkic attitude dating back more than seven years:

2020 Election Results

Updated on December 9, 2020 – The Turkish American community witnessed the highest number of candidates running for public office in 2020 with 14 members of the community declaring their candidacy for federal, state, and local positions.

Turkish American Elected Officials

Updated on November 27, 2020 Hon. Ali Paksoy Judge Ali Paksoy serves as a district court judge for the 27B Judicial District of North Carolina, which presides over Cleveland and Lincoln countries. Judge Paksoy received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Read More …

Past Elected Officials with Ties to the Turkish American Community

Rep. Ilena Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida/27th District)Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s grandparents were born in Turkey. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans. ros-lehtinen.house.gov Del. Dan Morhaim (D-11th District/Baltimore County)Delegate Dan Morhaim’s grandfather, James Morhaim, was Read More …

Turkish Americans Meet with Superintendent-elect Tony Thurmond

On December 18, Burcu Tansu of Association of Turkish Americans of Southern California (ATASC), Maria Cakiraga, Treasurer of TC-California Political Action Committee, and Ahmet Atahan attended CA Superintendent-elect Tony Thurmond‘s celebration in Burbank, CA, representing the Turkish American community in Southern California.

Turkish Americans Hold Second Town Hall Meeting

On October 23, Turkish Americans in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia area held their second “town hall meeting.” The participants listened to briefings on the midterm elections and the mechanics of political fundraising by two guest speakers, Lindsay Angelholzer of ABC Consulting (Democrat) and Alice Perry of Gula Graham Read More …

Turkish Americans Hold Town Hall Meeting

On September 11, Turkish Americans in the Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia area held a “town hall meeting” and discussion with Lale M. Morrison, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings‘ (D-FL/20th) Chief of Staff, over delicious Turkish food and drinks at Kazan Restaurant in McLean, VA. TC USA PAC Treasurer G. Lincoln McCurdy Read More …