Meet Razi


I was born in Oman in 1977 to an American mother and Tunisian Father.  My mother was a Peace Corps nurse and my father taught language arts as part of a foreign mission program to improve education in  Middle Eastern countries. In 1989 my family moved from Tunisia to Texas, where I attended high school and college. 


In 2004, I relocated to California where I met and married my wife, Deanna.  


I have lived in the Bay Area since 2006 and in Dublin since 2013. Deanna and I have a 13 year old daughter who attends  Fallon Middle School. 


My parents instilled in me the idea that hard work coupled with heart are critical to a healthy, happy and purposeful life. Both of my parents devoted their lives to improving the lives of others. That spirit guides my every step.

My ambition has always been to make a positive impact by owning or managing a business. After getting my start in business by working for a national retail electronics chain, I transitioned to real estate and operated a successful real estate business. 

In 2014, I made a life-changing decision to become a fitness entrepreneur. My wife and I opened a yoga studio in Livermore. Six years later, Joya Yoga has expanded into a thriving regional operation with studios in six East Bay cities (including two Dublin locations), with additional locations on the way.

Building Joya Yoga has given me a deep understanding of the challenges that small business owners face, and an appreciation of the essential contribution that small business makes to a community’s economic well-being.

Successfully navigating the COVID-19 landscape requires strong leadership rooted in creativity, resilience, compassion, practicality and consensus building.  If elected to be your City Council representative, I will bring these qualities to bear and use all of my energy to build a healthier, happier, safer and more prosperous Dublin.