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  Abdul-Samad, Ako
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameAko Abdul-Samad
Address1506- 18th St
Des Moines, Iowa , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born July 25, 1951 (70 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 20, 2021 11:12pm
Tags Black - Islam - Straight -
InfoAuthor, photographer, and counselor, Ako Abdul-Samad has impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and families for over three decades.

He is serving his second term in the House of Representatives and is now an Assistant Majority Leader. Also he serves on the Administration and Rules, Education, Labor, Transportation and Human Resources committees.

As the CEO/Founder of Creative Visions Human Development Center in Des Moines, Iowa Ako Abdul-Samad has established this non-profit organization and serves as the senior executive officer. Ako has established and directed business functions which include Employment Assistance and Support Services, Healthcare Management, Community Development and Advocacy, and consultancy on Culture & Diversity Education.

Ako has served on the Des Moines School Board.

Ako has recently published his first book, A Deeper Truth, Revelations of the Soul, a collection of poems depicting personal experiences and events within his own life’s journey and journeys of those he has encountered.

In 2009, Ako received the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Activist award, for his demonstration of commitment toward improving the quality of life in his community and in the State of Iowa.

In 2004, Ako was awarded the National Caring Award, the Caring Institute seeks to identify, honor, and reinforce the activities of particularly caring Americans; those who enable the human race by transcending themselves in service to others by dedicating the better parts of their lives to helping those in need. They have created solutions where others have despaired of finding answers. The power of Ako’s example inspires a new standard of social responsibility.


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Apr 03, 2012 04:45pm News Breaking: Iowa Capitol locked down after mysterious powder found in letter to state representative  Article Craverguy 
Sep 27, 2007 06:00pm News Abdul-Samad: First-Term Legislator's Endorsement is One of the Most Sought-After  Article ev 

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  06/02/2020 IA State House 035 - D Primary Won 80.90% (+61.88%)
  11/06/2018 IA State House 035 Won 77.85% (+56.58%)
  11/08/2016 IA State House 035 Won 75.29% (+51.31%)
  11/04/2014 IA State House 035 Won 96.40% (+92.80%)
  11/06/2012 IA State House 035 Won 73.17% (+46.59%)
  11/02/2010 IA State House 066 Won 95.62% (+91.23%)
  06/08/2010 IA State House 066-D Primary Won 74.82% (+49.71%)
  01/12/2009 Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 IA State House 066 Won 77.57% (+55.81%)
  06/03/2008 IA State House 066 - D Primary Won 94.56% (+89.13%)
  11/07/2006 IA State House 066 Won 61.06% (+33.22%)
  06/06/2006 IA State House 066 - D Primary Won 53.15% (+32.48%)
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