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Ako Abdul-Samad

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Ako Abdul-Samad
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Iowa House of Representatives District 66
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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 the 66th District since 2007. He currently serves as an Assistant Minority Leader and previously served 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 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 assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Abdul-Samad has been appointed to 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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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). [5] Abdul-Samad raised $21,695 for his campaign, while Moeller raised $1,501. [6]

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

2010

In 2010 Abdul-Samad collected $24,699 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed as follows:[7]


2008

In 2008 Abdul-Samad collected $21,695 in donations.[8]

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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