Ako Abdul-Samad

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Ako Abdul-Samad
Ako Abdul-Samad - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 35th district
66th (2007 – 2013)
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Ed Fallon
Personal details
Born 1948/1949 (age 65–66)[1]
Des Moines, Iowa
Political party Democrat
Residence Des Moines, Iowa
Occupation CEO of Creative Visions
Religion Islam
Website Abdul-Samad's website

Ako Abdul-Samad is the Iowa State Representative from the 35th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2007. Previously, he had been a member of the Des Moines school board. Abdul-Samad was born, raised, and resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

Abdul-Samad is the founder and CEO of Creative Visions Human Development Institute, a non-profit organization in Des Moines.

As of May 2013, Abdul-Samad serves on several committees in the Iowa House - the Administration and Rules, Education, Human Resources, and Public Safety committees.

Abdul-Samad also serves on the Health and Human Services Committee of the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [3]
District 66
Turnout: 1,625
Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 856 52.68%
Frank E. Affannato Democratic 332 20.43%
Tre Wilson Democratic 212 13.05%
Paul Lay Democratic 210 12.92%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2006 [4]
District 66
Turnout: 5,672
Democratic hold Ako Abdul-Samad Democratic 3,459 60.98%
Jack Whitver Republican 1,566 27.61%
Jeff Johannsen Nominated by Petition 398 7.02%
Brett Blanchfield Libertarian 225 3.97%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2008 [5]
District 66
Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [6]
District 66
Turnout: 10,303
Democratic hold Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic 6,734 65.36%
Chris Moeller Republican 1,889 18.33%
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2010 [7]
District 66
Turnout: 1,304
Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic 912 69.94%
Clair E. Rudison, Jr. Democratic 306 23.47%
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2010 [8]
District 66
Democratic hold Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [9]
District 35
Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [10]
District 35
Turnout: 10,889
Democratic (newly redistricted) Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic 7,508 68.95%
Terrance Williams Republican 2,727 25.04%

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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ed Fallon
66th District
2007 – 2013
Succeeded by
Art Staed
Preceded by
Kraig Paulsen
35th District
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent