Elected Officials with Turkish Connections


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 son-in-law is Turkish and she 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

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

R-Florida/27th District
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s grandparents were born in Turkey. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen serves in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans. ros-lehtinen.house.gov

Del. Dan Morhaim

D-11th District/Baltimore County
Delegate Dan Morhaim’s grandfather, James Morhaim, was born in Luleburgaz. Dr. Morhaim serves in the Maryland House of Delegates. www.drdanmorhaim.com

Dr. Adil T. Baguirov

Adil T. Baguirov is an at-large member on the Dayton Board of Education in Dayton, Ohio where he serves as the Chairman of the Technology Steering Committee. Baguirov is married to a Turkish American and is a native of Azerbaijan. He is also the Co-Founder of the U.S. Azeris Network and the Karabakh Foundation.

Ben Bartlett

Council member on the Berkeley City Council District III)Ben Bartlett currently serves as a Council member on the Berkeley City Council District III. He is a strong supporter of the Turkish American community and married to a Turkish American. Ben is an attorney, South Berkeley native, and respected leader in the community. TC-CAL PAC supported Ben’s campaign in 2016 and looks forward to working closely with him on issues important to the Turkish American community in Berkeley and California. www.ci.berkeley.ca.us