|California State Senate District 16|
|Party||Peace and Freedom|
|Master's||Hailey College in Commerce|
|Profession||Engineer and economist|
(b. January 30, 1969) is a 2013 Peace and Freedom
candidate in the special election
for District 16 of the California State Senate
. He previously ran for Governor of California
Arif was the Secretary of Treasury during Howard Johnson's California Senate Campaign. He was elected Executive Member of the Kern County County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party.
Arif attended the Hailey College in Commerce, receiving his Master's Degree in Economics.
- See also: State legislative special elections, 2013
Arif is running in a special election for California State Senate District 16. The seat is vacant following Michael J. Rubio's (D) resignation on February 22, 2013 to accept a job with Chevron. Arif is running against Francisco Ramirez (D), Leticia Perez (D), Paulina Miranda (D) and Andy Vidak (R) in the special election which takes place on May 21, 2013.
Arif ran for the Peace and Freedom Party's nomination for Governor in 2010. In this contested race, the Peace and Freedom Party nominated Carlos Alvarez at their June 8, 2010 primary.
California gubernatorial election, 2010