|Iowa House of Representatives District 66|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
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.
Abdul-Samad ran 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 took 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).  Abdul-Samad raised $21,695 for his campaign, while Moeller raised $1,501. 
|Iowa House of Representatives, District 66|
|Ako Abdul-Samad (D)||6,734|
|Chris Moeller (G)||1,889|
In 2008 Abdul-Samad collected $21,695 in donations.
His four largest contributors were:
|Iowa Dental Association||$3,000|
|Associated General Contractors of Iowa||$1,500|
|Tinker, Phyllis M.||$1,500|
|Great Plains Laborers District Council||$1,300|
- Ako Abdul-Samad's Personal Website
- Ako Abdul-Samad's Official Website
- Ako Abdul-Samad on the Iowa House Website
- Project Vote Smart Bio
- Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Ako Abdul-Samad on Facebook
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