Bosnian-American Wins Iowa State House Election

BAACBH would like to congratulate Ms. Anesa Kajtazovic on winning the 21st district seat in the Iowa House of Representatives in the 2010 U.S. midterm elections. Ms. Kajtazovic is the first Bosnian-American to be elected to the State House in Iowa and serves as a noteworthy example of a Bosnian-American active in the U.S. political process. Ms. Kajtazovic defeated former Waterloo Mayor, John Rooff and, according to the WCF Courier, Ms. Kajtazovic had 5,508 votes compared to Rooff's 3,667. Ms. Kajtazovic ran on a platform that expressed the desire to give every Iowan family an opportunity to achieve the American Dream by ensuring quality education, job creation and meeting the economic needs of working Americans.

Ms. Kajtazovic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and spent years in refugee camps before coming to the United States in 1997. She is a graduate of University of Northern Iowa and holds a dual degree in Business and Public Administration. Prior to running for office, Ms. Kajtazovic worked at GMAC Mortgage as a mortgage analyst.

To view State Representative Kajtazovic webpage please see below: