Tawfiq Barqawi "is a businessman of the greater Philadelphia region. His business ventures include real estate, convenience stores, and the exportation of goods overseas. Mr. Barqawi is a member of the National Advisory Board of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Vice-President of the ADC Philadelphia Chapter, and is a member of the Arab American Institute National Policy Council.
"Along with his involvement with Arab American organizations, Mr. Barqawi has become an activist with state and local government on civil and human rights issues. He is currently a board member of the State of New Jersey Human Relations Council and was appointed by freeholders as Gloucester County Human Relations Commissioner. The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Human Relations Commission awarded Mr. Barqawi the Unsung Hero of Human Relations Award as result of his significant role post September 11.
"Mr. Barqawi was born in Palestine and raised in Jordan. In Lebanon he graduated law school in 1977, and moved to the United States in 1989. He lives with his wife Malak in New Jersey and has two children, Ahmad and Dana, both currently enrolled in college." 
- Director, American Task Force on Palestine
- "Biography", Accessed March 2007.