Democratic Congressional Candidate for California’s 50th District
Born in East San Diego County, Ammar is a small business owner, former Obama White House intern & Administration official, writer and activist. At the U.S. Department of Labor, Ammar led the national Office of Public Affairs for the Employment and Training Administration. In this role, Ammar was instrumental in leading a nationwide effort to double and diversify the number of Registered Apprenticeships in America. Ammar served as Deputy Regional Field Director for the Obama campaign, where he helped oversee Southern California’s grassroots operations.Following the election, Ammar served at the White House in the Executive Office of the President, handling President Obama’s official correspondence sent by American citizens, veterans, world leaders, and CEOs of Fortune 500s. Ammar is a staunch advocate for minority, women, immigrant and veteran-owned small businesses. While serving at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Ammar helped small businesses secure federal contracts as well as procurement opportunities with larger companies. Ammar owns a small business called ACN Strategies, helping small businesses and non-profits. He graduated from San Diego State University, with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Philosophy.