Andy Shallal

Andy Shallal is a 2014 candidate for mayor in D.C. He is the owner of the Busboys and Poets restaurant chain, a hub for progressive politics and culture in the nation’s capital. In 2003, he founded Iraqi Americans for Peaceful Alternatives in opposition to the invasion of Iraq and has been involved in the peace movement. He is on the board of trustees for the Institute for Policy Studies and the Co-founder of Think Local First DC, and has served on the boards of several arts and peace organizations.