Ako Abdul-Samad

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Ako Abdul-Samad
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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$118/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 since 2013 and currently serving as an Assistant Minority Leader. He previously represented District 66 from 2007 to 2013 and 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

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.[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

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:[7]

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.[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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Political offices
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)