ARTEISA, CA - Ali Sajjad Taj was sworn in as Artesia City Council member on Dec 10, at the Artesia City Hall here. Pakistani-American Taj was the highest poll getter with 1,404 or 22.19% of the vote in the Nov 6 elections. He sought election to the California State Senate in the 32nd Legislative District but lost the primary on June 5, 2018. Taj served on the Artesia City Council since December 2013 and served as Mayor from December 12, 2016 through December 11, 2017.
Taj possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science and a postgraduate degree of Master in Public Administration. He has been with the Financial Services Industry for well.