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  name                = Ako Abdul-Samad |
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  |Name = Ako Abdul-Samad
  political position  = Iowa House of Representatives District 66 |
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  |Position = Iowa House of Representatives District 35
  assumed office     = 2007 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends          = 2010 |
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|Tenure = 2007-Present
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 11, 2015]]
  profession          = Author |
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|Assumed office = 2007
  website             = [http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=6485&ga=83 House site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ako Abdul-Samad''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing the 66th District since 2007.  He serves as an [[State House Assistant Majority Leader|Assistant Majority Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ako Abdul-Samad''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa House of Representatives]], representing District 35 and serving as an [[State House Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  
Abdul-Samad is the author of "A Deeper Truth, Revelations of the Soul.He has been Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Creative Visions Human Development Center, Vice President of KUCB Radio, Writer/Co-Producer of Teen Talk, Writer/Producer/Director of Understanding Islam, and a photographer.
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Abdul-Samad's professional experience includes writing "A Deeper Truth, Revelations of the Soul,and working as Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Creative Visions Human Development Center, Vice President of KUCB Radio, Writer/Co-Producer of Teen Talk, Writer/Producer/Director of Understanding Islam, and a photographer.
  
Abdul-Samad is a member of the Black Panther Party - Des Moines Chapter, Vice President of the Center for the Study and Application of Black Economic Development, member of the International Civil Rights Solidarity Movement, Founder/President of the National African-American Islamic Association, and Co-Founder/Coordinator of the Young Men's Christian Association Downtown Teen Program.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Abdul-Samad]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Abdul-Samad served on the following committees:
  
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Administration and Rules Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Administration and Rules]]
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* [[Education Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Education]]
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|year = 2012
* [[Human Resources Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Human Resources]]
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* [[Labor Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Labor]]
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|Committee1 = Administration and Rules
* [[Transportation Committee, Iowa House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Human Resources
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|Committee4 = Public Safety
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abdul-Samad served on the following committees:
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abdul-Samad served on the following committees:
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|year = 2009
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|Committee1 = Administration and Rules
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Committee3 = Human Resources  
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|Committee4 = Labor  
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|Committee5 = Transportation  
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==Elections==
 
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Abdul-Samad ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012|Iowa House of Representatives]] District 35. Abdul-Samad ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Terrance Williams]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = Iowa House of Representatives, District 35, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|winner1 = Ako Abdul-Samad
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Terrance Williams
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|votes1 = 7508
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|votes2 = 2727
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==Campaign Donors==
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===2012===
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===2010===
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In 2010 Abdul-Samad collected $24,699 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed as follows:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 Contributions to Iowa House candidates]</ref>
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|Chamber = Iowa House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = $24,699
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|org1 = Iowa Dental Association
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|org2 = AFSCME Iowa Council 61
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|org3 = Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council
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|org4 = Associated General Contractors Of Iowa
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|org5 = Glaxosmithkline
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|orgdonor1 = $3,000
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|orgdonor2 = $2,092
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|orgdonor3 = $1,250
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|orgdonor4 = $1,000
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|orgdonor5 = $800
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|}}
  
 
===2008===
 
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==Personal==
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Abdul-Samad is a member of the Black Panther Party - Des Moines Chapter, Vice President of the Center for the Study and Application of Black Economic Development of the International Civil Rights Solidarity Movement, Founder/President of the National African-American Islamic Association, and Co-Founder/Coordinator of the Young Men's Christian Association Downtown Teen Program.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Abdul-Samad]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://citizensforako.com/ Ako Abdul-Samad's Personal Website]
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=6485 Ako Abdul-Samad on the Iowa House Website]  
*[http://www.house.iowa.gov/abdul-samad/ Ako Abdul-Samad's Official Website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56777 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=6485&ga=83 Ako Abdul-Samad on the Iowa House Website]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=56777 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart Bio]
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*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96423 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83050 2006]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96423 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83050 2006]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Re-Elect-Ako-Abdul-Samad-for-District-66-Your-Voice-My-Voice/105121859523212 Ako Abdul-Samad on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Re-Elect-Ako-Abdul-Samad-for-District-66-Your-Voice-My-Voice/105121859523212 Ako Abdul-Samad on Facebook]
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Revision as of 15:23, 17 June 2013

Ako Abdul-Samad
Ako Abdul-Samad.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 35
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAuthor
ReligionMuslim
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Ako Abdul-Samad is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 35 and serving as an Assistant Minority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Abdul-Samad's professional experience includes writing "A Deeper Truth, Revelations of the Soul," and working as Chief Executive Officer/Founder of Creative Visions Human Development Center, Vice President of KUCB Radio, Writer/Co-Producer of Teen Talk, Writer/Producer/Director of Understanding Islam, and a photographer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Abdul-Samad served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules
Education
Human Resources
Public Safety

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abdul-Samad served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Abdul-Samad served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Abdul-Samad ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 35. Abdul-Samad ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Terrance Williams in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAko Abdul-Samad Incumbent 73.4% 7,508
     Republican Terrance Williams 26.6% 2,727
Total Votes 10,235

2010

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Abdul-Samad won re-election to the 66th District Seat in 2010 with no opposition. In the June 8th primary election, Abdul-Samad defeated Democratic primary opponent Clair E. Rudison, Jr. by a margin of 912 to 306. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 66
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAko Abdul-Samad (D) 4,646

2008

On November 4, 2008, Abdul-Samad was re-elected to the 66th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Chis Moeller (Green). [4] Abdul-Samad raised $21,695 for his campaign, while Moeller raised $1,501. [5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 66
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAko Abdul-Samad (D) 6,734
Chris Moeller (G) 1,889

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010 Abdul-Samad collected $24,699 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[6]

Iowa House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ako Abdul-Samad's campaign in 2010
Iowa Dental Association$3,000
AFSCME Iowa Council 61$2,092
Central Iowa Building & Construction Trades Council$1,250
Associated General Contractors Of Iowa$1,000
Glaxosmithkline$800
Total Raised in 2010 $24,699

2008

In 2008 Abdul-Samad collected $21,695 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Dental Association $3,000
Associated General Contractors of Iowa $1,500
Tinker, Phyllis M. $1,500
Great Plains Laborers District Council $1,300

Personal

Abdul-Samad is a member of the Black Panther Party - Des Moines Chapter, Vice President of the Center for the Study and Application of Black Economic Development of the International Civil Rights Solidarity Movement, Founder/President of the National African-American Islamic Association, and Co-Founder/Coordinator of the Young Men's Christian Association Downtown Teen Program.[8]

Recent news

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Preceded by
Kraig Paulsen (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 35
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa House of Representatives District 66
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Art Staed (D)