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==External links==
==External links==
*[http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=6485&ga=83 Iowa House of Representatives - Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart profile]
*[http://citizensforako.com/ Ako Abdul-Samad's Personal Website]
*[http://www.house.iowa.gov/abdul-samad/ Ako Abdul-Samad's Official Website]
*[http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=6485&ga=83 Ako Abdul-Samad on the Iowa House Website]  
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart Bio]
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=56777 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
*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]

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Ako Abdul-Samad
Ako Abdul-Samad.jpg
Iowa House of Representatives District 66
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Democrat
Profession Author
Website House site
Ako Abdul-Samad is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 66th District since 2007. He serves as an Assistant Majority Leader.

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.

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.[1]

Committee membership



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010

Abdul-Samad is running for 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 takes place on November 2, 2010.


On November 4, 2008, Abdul-Samad was re-elected to the 66th District Seat in the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating Chis Moeller (Green). [2] Abdul-Samad raised $21,695 for his campaign, while Moeller raised $1,501. [3]

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


In 2008 Abdul-Samad collected $21,695 in donations.[4]

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

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