LEBANESE – AMERICAN POLITICIANS
Congressman Darrell Issa, the second of six children, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a Lebanese American of the Maronite Catholic faith. He is one of four Arab-American members of Congress.
Congressman Nick Rahall was born in Beckley, West Virginia, the son of Mary Alice and Nick Joe Rahall. He is a Presbyterian of Lebanese-Protestant descent, whose grandparents immigrated from Lebanon.
Congressman Charles Boustany was born in Lafayette, the son of Madlyn M. (née Ackal) and Charles W. Boustany, Sr., M.D. (1930–2009); his paternal grandparents, Alfred Frem Boustany and the former Florida Saloom, were immigrants from Lebanon. His maternal grandparents were also Lebanese. In 2006, he was one of four Arab-American members of Congress.
Dr. David Alameel Senatorial Candidate, Texas.
Monica Wehby was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Her father was a Certified Public Accountant, and her mother was a registered nurse. Her grandfather immigrated from Lebanon. She is an American physician and politician from the state of Oregon. She was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from Oregon in the 2014 election.
Former Governor Charles Crist was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on July 24, 1956, to Charles Joseph Crist, Sr., an American physician of Lebanese descent. He is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th Governor of Florida from 2007 to 2011.
Vincent Sheheen was born and raised in Camden, South Carolina. His father, Fred Sheheen. His uncle Robert Sheheen was the former Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, becoming the first Lebanese speaker of the house in 1986. His great grandfather Abraham Sheheen immigrated to the U.S. from Lebanon, and his great-grandmother was also Lebanese.