About State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad


Ako Abdul-Samad has served the community in numerous capacities as an elected official, mediator, and community organizer. Since 2007, he has served in the Iowa Legislature representing Iowa House District 35 and is frequently called upon to mediate community and individual disputes. Ako also provides consulting services to community based and faith-based organizations to help them set up human service programs. Before serving in the Iowa Legislature, he was a member of the Des Moines School Board.

April 11, 2014

House Passes Bi-Partisan Bill to Fix Roads and Bridges
Hush Money Scandal Continues to Grow; Hearing Again Delayed by Branstad Administration
Social Host Bill Passes House
Human Trafficking Protections Sent to Governor
Water Quality Projects Receive Grants
National Guard Sexual Assault Reporting – Signed into Law
Retirement Planning Assistance

March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014

Help for First Time Homebuyers
House Votes to Protect Seniors from Abuse
House Expands Workforce Housing Assistance
National Guard Sexual Assault Reporting
Literacy Training and Dyslexia Defined
Borlaug Statue Unveiled in Washington D.C.
Utilities at Risk of Shutting Off on April 1 for Unpaid Bills
Judicial Branch Receives More Money for Next Fiscal Year

March 21, 2014

Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class
Iowans Encouraged to Use Free File Tax System
Senate Passes Anti-Bullying Bill; Waits on the House
Iowa Highlighted as a Leader in Early Childhood Programs
Iowa Improves Graduation Rates
Thank You for Supporting REAP!
Radon Reporting Bill Passes the House
National Guard Sexual Assault Reporting
Celebrate Women’s History Month

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