Candidate Atlanta City Council District 2
Amir Farokhi is a lifelong Atlantan who has spent his career solving problems. Farokhi is running to represent District 2 on the Atlanta City Council From leading local and national social enterprises to helping companies make an impact beyond profits, Farokhi has built reputation as a thoughtful and pragmatic leader. Farokhi's campaign is rooted in plans to reform what he sees as an inefficient city government that lacks the resources to effectively respond to the concerns of Atlanta's residents and businesses.
A graduate of The Galloway School, Duke University, and Duke University School of Law, Farokhi is the director of strategy at BrightHouse, an Atlanta-based business consulting firm. A proponent of public service, Farokhi is serves on the Board of Directors for GeorgiaForward and the Galloway School. In 2013, he was named as one of the “40 outstanding Georgians under the age of 40” by Georgia Trend Magazine.
He is an advocate of affordable housing and protecting and empowering Atlanta's neighborhoods. Farokhi is very familiar with the Iranian American community. His father was among the first wave of Iranian immigrants in the 1970s and has long been active in building a cohesive and supportive Iranian American community in Atlanta. Farokhi is close to PAAIA and engaged in the leadership of PAAIA NexGen. Since his 2009 campaign, Farokhi has retained close ties to the Iranian American community. He served on the national board of PAAIA NexGen and was an active fundraiser for Cyrus Habib’s campaign for State Senate and Lt. Governor.
Residence: Atlanta, GA
Education: BA Duke University; JD Duke University
Marital Status: Married
Prev. Occupation: Director of Strategy for BrightHouse, LLC
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia