A Pakistani-American legal aid attorney, Sumbul Siddiqui, has been elected as mayor of Cambridge, US city in the state of Massachusetts.
“I’m committed to equity, inclusivity. and putting others first. That is exactly what I will strive to do for the next two years as your mayor,” she said, while promising that her office will open for all.
Paksitani-Americans congratulated Ms. Siddiqui on her win and her elevation to the leadership position as mayor of the city.
As per the Boston Globe, Sumbul is the first-ever Muslim woman elected as a mayor of Cambridge.
Last year, another Pakistani-American woman, Sadaf Jaffer became the mayor of Montgomery township in New Jersey.
Siddiqui has been living in the city Cambridge for a long time, and brings her expertise as a legal aid attorney to the Council. She has done her BA in Public Policy from Brown University and holds a law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
According to her biography on the City Council website, Sumbul moved to the United States at the age of 2 with her parents and a twin brother from Karachi, Pakistan.