Dr. Said to run for Governor

from The Columbia Basin Herald

Ephrata physician Dr. Mohammad Said has announced his candidacy for governor.

The Democrat joins a crowded race and admits he doesn’t have the resources to wage a slick campaign. But, he said in a press release 1 am confident my candidacy will catch fire and many people who care about issues, jobs, international peace…will come to my help.”

Said attempted a bid in 1992 for the U.S. Senate but “for mysterious reasons,” his name was not included on the ballot, he said.

His campaign for governor reflect his philosophy and experience with international peace initiatives. Said has made several goodwill trips to visit with Muslim leaders through- out the Middle East.

According to Said, several practical compromises of his have come about in part by his expressing new solutions to leaders such as Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein, and Hashemi Rafsangani. Said has made numerous trips to the Middle East and is most currently campaigning for the end of U.S. sanctions on Iraq. He claims the Hussein government is still firmly in control and hundreds of thousands of people have died. Said has been actively involved in the Columbia Basin Democratic party since moving here in 1982. He is a native of Haifa, currently inside Israel. He practices general medicine in Ephrata during half of the week, otherwise practicing in Sunnyside. His daughter, Nora Said is his campaign manager.