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Abdelnasser Rashid

Running for Cook County Commissioner, District 17
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

Abdelnasser is running for Cook County Commissioner in the 17th District because working and middle class families continue to face growing hardships. He has spent his career finding solutions for families and taxpayers. He fought for property tax relief for homeowners and small businesses while campaigning to elect a new property tax assessor. As Deputy Chief of Staff for County Clerk David Orr, he was dedicated to making government more efficient, ethical and transparent. 52 years ago, Abdelnasser's parents traveled to America from a rural village where educational opportunities were scarce, especially for women. They were among the first in their village to send their daughters to college. Abdelnasser grew up helping his mother run a booth at the local flea market and his father operate a small retail business. He went on to earn his degree from Harvard. Abdelnasser, 29, lives in Justice with his wife, Fidaa, an attorney, and their two young daughters.