Amir K. is a member of the Junior State of America’s (JSA) Council of Governors. He represents the JSA Southern California (SoCal) region and is a senior at Temple City High School. As the JSA SoCal Governor, Amir oversees a cabinet of roughly 100 members to lead the largest state in the JSA Nation.
Amir has been an active JSA member of his high school chapter since freshman year. He learned about JSA in middle school through a partnership with his then-future high school chapter. Amir joined JSA during COVID and he was quickly addicted to the vibrance of JSA’s delegates and the discussions of urgent issues that did not disappoint with the transition to in-person events. Amir has held several roles serving as a party councilmember, angeles region senator, and deputy director of expansion. He has been recognized for passing record legislation as a senator and as expansion’s most productive member during his time in the department.
Outside JSA, Amir is actively involved in Temple City’s Youth Committee, Temple City Unified School District, and California High School Democrats. Throughout the past few years, he has interned with Congresswoman Judy Chu, California State Senator Anthony Portantino, and California Assemblymember Mike Fong, building an impressive repertoire of experience in government. He is passionate about making a difference by increasing youth civic engagement because he believes in the importance of engaging in community organizing and the positive impact of such actions. Amir looks forward to attending college and earning a degree in political science.