Elected Officials with Ties to the Turkish American Community

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Rep. Steve Cohen


(D-Tennessee/9th District)Representative Steve Cohen’s grandfather was born in Turkey. Mr. Cohen serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Congressional Turkish Caucus. cohen.house.gov

Rep. Virginia Foxx


(R-North Carolina/5th District)Representative Virginia Foxx’s has two Turkish American grandchildren. Dr. Foxx serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Congressional Turkish Caucus. foxx.house.gov

Lauren Arikan


Lauren Arikan, wife of Turkish American Yusuf Arikan, is a Republican member of Maryland’s House of Delegates representing the 7th district. The Arikans live with their three children in Jarrettsville, Maryland on their 8-acre farm. TC-Northeast PAC supported Lauren’s campaign in 2018. mgaleg.maryland.gov

Ben Bartlett


Ben Bartlett currently serves as a Council member on the Berkeley City Council District III. He is married to Turkish American Yelda Mesbah Bartlett. Ben is an attorney, South Berkeley native, and respected leader in the community. TC-CAL PAC supported Ben’s campaign in 2016. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us