NEW YORK, Jan 07 (APP):Sumbul Siddiqui, a Pakistani-American legal aid attorney, has been elected as mayor of Cambridge, a city in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, winning confidence of her fellow city councilors.
“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 to all.
Pakistani-Americans congratulated Ms. Siddiqui on her elevation to the leadership position as mayor of the important city.
According to The Boston Globe, Sumbul Siddiqui is the first-ever Muslim woman elected as mayor of Cambridge.
Another Pakistani-American Sadaf Jaffer earned accolades by becoming mayor of Montgomery township in New Jersey last year.
Siddiqui is a long time Cambridge resident, and brings her expertise as a legal aid attorney to the Council. She holds a BA in Public Policy from Brown University and a law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
According to her biography on the City Council website, Ms. Siddiqui moved to the United States at the age of 2 with her parents and twin brother from Karachi.