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 25, 2014

Expansion of Renewable Energy Tax Credits Passes House
More Iowans to Qualify for Child Care Tax Credit
Law Requires School Radon Reporting
Governor Signs Underage Consumption and Social Host Bill
Transparency of State Government Agency Fees
April is National Safe Digging Month

April 18, 2014

Lawmakers Offer Tuition Reduction Plan
Expanding Early Childhood Education
Broadband Bill Sent to House Floor
Legislature Attempts to Re-Open Iowa Juvenile Home
Efforts to Increase Use of Ethanol and Biodiesel Fuel
Lawmakers Call for Independent Legal Counsel
Use Social Media to Report Potholes to Iowa DOT
Infrastructure and Technology Budget Moves Forward
Administrative Budget Passes the Iowa House
Additional Protections for Elderly Iowans Becomes Law

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