Representative Amish Shah is the first American of Indian descent to be elected to the Arizona State Legislature, and is now serving his second term. Amish was born in Chicago where his parents immigrated in the 1960s.
Amish has been nominated as the Rising Star in politics by the Capitol Times three years in a row and is the only Democrat to have four of the bills he sponsored signed into law by Governor Ducey.
As the first American of Indian descent to serve in the legislature and ER doctor, Amish stands for education, universal healthcare and defending Arizona voters against attack on democracy launched by the GOP lead legislature. He stands for the rights of Arizona citizens to enact ballot measures and supports the increased minimum wage that gave many Arizonans a much-needed raise.
Outside of his medical practice, Amish founded the first Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival as a philanthropic endeavor to promote healthy eating and eliminate preventable disease.
We are proud to have Amish Shah represent so well the values of the AAPI community on Education and Democracy.