Badrun Nahar Khan, is a first generation immigrant and the eldest daughter of Bangladeshi born parents who migrated to the United States in search of a better life and greater opportunity. Badrun was born in New York and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She is married and is a proud mother of two beautiful teen-age daughters.
As a child growing up in NYC during the 1970s, Badrun experienced her family's struggles to provide a good life for their children. Badrun's parents were hard working individuals, they worked countless hours in their own small business and instilled the value of education and hard work to their children.
Social life was not always easy and Badrun experienced how difficult it was being the lone Bangladeshi Muslim in her class. Badrun fully understands that her life’s experiences and the benefits of living in a culturally diverse community offered invaluable lessons that stay with her today.
Badrun is no stranger to hard work. As a teenager she studied hard and worked in her parents’ restaurant after school. On the weekends she found time to serve as a translator to the emerging Bangladeshi community. Her passion was her service, and her service was to work in hospitals in Manhattan.
Badrun took full advantage of each and every opportunity and her hard work allowed her to be the first woman of her family to go to college and graduate with a Bachelors of Arts from Marymount Manhattan College.
Her education paved the way for others in her family to do so as well. Badrun has worked as a financial officer for a large school for the past seven years. Family is so important to Badrun and she often acknowledges her debt to her parents and her firm belief that her success is due to her devoted and selfless parents.
The value of hard work and dedication is instilled in Badrun and resonates as she passes on the same values to her two daughters, one of whom is about to enter college this fall.
Despite working full time, raising a family and working hard as her husband achieves his own Culinary degree, Badrun remains heavily involved in her Bangladeshi Community throughout the city, but primarily in Queens. Badrun was recently elected the President of the Jalalabad Association, whose members number well over 14,000 people.
As President, She raised money for the needy and helped alienated Bangladeshi wo-men in the community. She also organized cultural events and encouraged first and second generation Bangladeshis to learn more about their heritage. Badrun has worked towards political and social empowerment for her community. Her service has gone well beyond the Bangladeshi community. She is an active presence in schools and service to all the residents in her Queens community. She has volunteered and served with honor as a member of Community Board 2. Badrun continues to works diligently each day to help her community and the people of Queens.
As a daughter of immigrants who has lived through so much change in the United States, Badrun has a strong vision for the future, not only for her beloved Bangladeshi community but for all New Yorkers.
Badrun’s dream is to be a uniter, someone who hopes to build bridges so that no community, regardless of their ethnicity or religion will ever be left behind. Badrun believes that all people should get more involved in mainstream politics and become more integrated as American citizens.
Badrun is considered by many as a tireless advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. Her voice will be heard not only in the halls of government but on each and every street in our district. She will clearly become the voice that will represent all New Yorkers.
Badrun for Congress
42-06A Bell Blvd. - Ste 113
Bayside, NY 11361
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