About Abdelnasser

Abdelnasser Rashid is a Democrat running for State Representative because working families deserve ethical representation. As State Representative, Abdelnasser will put people, families and communities first, not corporate special interests. He will fight to root out corruption, fund public education, and work to fix the broken property tax system that punishes working families while giving huge corporations major tax cuts.

His family’s story drives him to fight for our families. 55 years ago, Abdelnasser's parents moved to America from a rural Palestinian 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 in Chicago. He went on to receive his degree from Harvard University.

After graduating, Abdelnasser came back home and joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, fighting for immigration reform in Illinois and across the country. He was the field director for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral campaign, and served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Cook County Clerk David Orr.

Abdelnasser recently led a successful effort to help senior citizens save time and money by passing legislation to automatically renew the senior exemption, instead of forcing seniors to apply for the exemption each year. Abdelnasser is committed to bringing common sense leadership to Springfield.

Abdelnasser is married and has three children.