Born in Cook County hospital, Abdelnasser Rashid is an independent Democrat running for Cook County Commissioner in the 17th District because working and middle class families continue to face growing hardships and high property taxes. 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, Fritz Kaegi. As Deputy Chief of Staff for Cook County Clerk David Orr, he was dedicated to making government more efficient, ethical and transparent.
His family’s story drove him to fight for 17th District families at a time when the middle class is being eroded and wealth continues to be concentrated at the very top.
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 in Chicago. He went on to earn his degree from Harvard.
Abdelnasser, 29, lives in Justice with his wife, Fidaa, an attorney and former Worth Library Board Trustee, and their two young daughters, Alia, 3, and Zulfa, 1.