A physician who immigrated to the United States from rural Pakistan announced his campaign Wednesday to become the next lieutenant governor of California.
Dr. Asif Mahmood, a political newcomer, said he’s got the credentials to fight President Trump on policies that he believes are “attacks on minorities.”
“As a Muslim immigrant from the great, blue state of California, I’ll be a triple threat to Donald Trump,” Mahmood said standing outside the federal immigration building in downtown Los Angeles.
The 56-year-old pulmonologist immigrated to the United States in 1991 to attend medical school, and has been practicing medicine for 17 years. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three teenage children.
Mahmood is running as a Democrat. He laid out three campaign promises Wednesday: Medicare for all Californians, free community college and standing up to Donald Trump.