For as long as I have known Anwar, I have been impressed by his eagerness to build relationships that help our community.  He has reached out with kindness and good nature to form friendships with people in diverse parts of our society in an effort to overcome elements of fear and prejudice and replace them with cooperation and good humor.  Those efforts alone establish him as a community leader, but he is also a business and political leader.  He is a man of deep faith and commitment to the well-being of others.  I heartily support his bid to run for public office.