Ako Abdul-Samad

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Ako Abdul-Samad
Ako Abdul-Samad - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 35th district
66th (2007–2013)
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded by Ed Fallon
Personal details
Born (1951-07-25) July 25, 1951 (age 66)
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democrat
Residence Des Moines, Iowa
Occupation CEO of Creative Visions
Website legis.iowa.gov/...

Ako Abdul-Samad (born July 25, 1951)[1][2] is the Iowa State Representative from the 35th District.[3] 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.[4]

Abdul-Samad is founder and president of the African-American Islamic Association.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

*incumbent

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2006 [6]
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 [7]
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 [8]
District 66
Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2008 [9]
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 [10]
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 [11]
District 66
Democratic hold Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives primary elections, 2012 [12]
District 35
Democratic Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic unopposed
Iowa House of Representatives general elections, 2012 [13]
District 35
Turnout: 10,889
Democratic (newly redistricted) Ako Abdul-Samad* Democratic 7,508 68.95%
Terrance Williams Republican 2,727 25.04%

Voting History[edit]

During the legislative session of 2017, Abdul-Samad voted[14] against cutting $70.1 million from the Department for the Blind, the College Student Aid Commission, the Department of Education, and the Board of Regents.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/2014/10/29/iowa-election-iowa-house-ako-abdul-samad/18084935/
  2. ^ http://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator/legislatorAllYears?personID=6284
  3. ^ Jackson, Sharyn (November 6, 2012). "Iowa House District 35: Ako Abdul-Samad wins". The Des Moines Register. 
  4. ^ HHS Committee Roster CSG Midwest
  5. ^ https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/legislator?personID=6284&ga=85
  6. ^ "2006 Primary Election, Official Results" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  7. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, Election: 2006 General Election-11-07-2006" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2006-11-21. p. 41. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  8. ^ "Official Results Report – Statewide, 2008 Primary Election-06-03-2008 Party: All" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2008-06-19. p. 205. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  9. ^ "State of Iowa Official Canvass Summary, November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 52. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  10. ^ "Official Results Report, 2010 Primary Election held Tuesday, June 8th 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  11. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held Tuesday, November 2nd 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. 2010-11-23. p. 107. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  12. ^ "2012 Primary Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 129. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  13. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. p. 81. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  14. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House Journal, April 17, 2017" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 642". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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