Councilman Mohamed E. 'Mo' Seifeldein

Page updated on Jan 3, 2019 at 10:53 AM

Mo Seifeldein 300x400 imageMohamed E. "Mo" Seifeldein was elected on November 6, 2018, to serve a three-year term on City Council from 2019 through 2021.  He is the first Sudanese immigrant to serve on City Council. 

Mo serves on the INOVA Alexandria Hospital Task Force, Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission, Council of Governments Region Forward Coalition, Citizen Corps Council, Waterfront Commission, Employee Pension/Compensation Committee, and Audit Committee. He also serves on the Council of Governments Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Regional Transportation Planning Board, Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, and the Virginia Railway Express Board of Directors as an alternate.

Before his election, Mo worked as a court-appointed-attorney and volunteered with local legal aid services to the help indigent clients in the community. He is a litigation attorney and was exposed to the highest level of international human rights law at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia through an externship. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Old Dominion University and a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law.

Mo is active in the community and serves on the board of Moving Forward Sudan, a nonprofit organization. Mo mentored students before his election and continues to mentor students by exposing them to local government. He is a strong supporter of the arts and Alexandria Soccer, where his nephew plays.