US Congress Recognizes Moon Khan’s Contributions
By Lalit K Jha


Washington, DC: Contributions of Moin Moon Khan, the first Muslim elected in the State of Illinois, were recognized in the US Congress last week.
Speaking on the floor of the House, the senior US Congressman from Illinois, Peter Roskam, said: “Moon Khan is a remarkable man who has dedicated his life to serving the people of DuPage County and the State of Illinois.”
Praising Moon Khan’s commitment to empower all ethnicities in his county, Roskam said: “Please join me in honoring him for his public service and recognizing the important work he is doing to build a stronger, better America.”
Originally from Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, Moon was elected in April 2005 as a Trustee for York Township, thus becoming the first Asian American to be elected to that office and the first Muslim elected to government office in the State of Illinois.
As a result of his commitment to serving the Asian American community, Moon was appointed as the Asian American Liaison of the DuPage County Republican Party.
“Moon Khan has been an advocate for the rights of immigrants, Muslims, and other ethnic groups. His committed service to empowering all ethnicities has affected countless lives throughout the State of Illinois,” he said…
After earning M.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Northern Illinois University, Moon founded the Asian American Caucus of DuPage, serving as its first President.
“From his early dedication to scholarship and community service, Moon has become heavily involved in local government and commerce, serving as a vocal advocate for the Asian American community,” Roskam said.



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