Mohammed Hassan

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Mohammed Hassan
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Michigan House of Representatives District 4
Former candidate
Prior offices
Hamtramck City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Master'sUniversity of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Mohammed Hassan was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 4 of the Michigan House of Representatives. He currently serves as a member of the Hamtramck City Council.[1]


Hassan earned his B.S. and master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. He moved to Hamtramck in 1994 and worked as a manufacturing expert at Faurecia Automotive Seating Inc.

Hassan decided to run for City Council in 2009 after seeing discrimination against immigrant populations by police officers and city officials.[2]



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Rose Mary Robinson defeated Mohammed Hassan in the Democratic primary. Edith Floyd was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRose Mary Robinson Incumbent 83% 4,655
Mohammed Hassan 17% 951
Total Votes 5,606


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hassan ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 4. He ran against Carol Banks, Marcelus Brice, Paris Canty, Jonathan Wright, Adam Hollier, Ernest Little, Rose Mary Robinson, Beverly Tran, Mervin White and Robert Zwolak in the Democratic primary on August 7. Hassan finished fourth in the primary. Incumbent Maureen Stapleton (D) ran in District 6.[6][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRose Mary Robinson 24.6% 1,993
Adam Hollier 20.5% 1,663
Carol Banks 15.7% 1,272
Mohammed Hassan 13.6% 1,100
Marcelus Brice 7.8% 632
Ernest Little 7% 567
Robert Zwolak 5.2% 422
Mervin White 1.7% 135
Jonathan Wright 1.5% 119
Beverly Tran 1.3% 106
Paris Canty 1.2% 95
Total Votes 8,104



In 2012, Hassan was endorsed by The Hamtramck Review for District 4 State Representative. The publication's article explained, "So far, Hassan is the only Bangladeshi-American seeking this seat in the state legislature. He may not be the perfect candidate, but he does represent a community that needs its voice heard."[8]


Hassan and his wife have two children.[9]

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