Abdelnasser Rashid is an independent Democrat running for Cook County Board of Review because working and middle class families continue to face a broken property tax system. 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 assessor, Fritz Kaegi. As Deputy Chief of Staff for former Cook County Clerk David Orr, he was dedicated to making government more efficient, ethical and transparent. Abdelnasser served as Chief Policy Officer for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. He 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 the Board of Review.
His family's story drives him to fight for Cook County families. 53 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 earn his degree from Harvard.
Abdelnasser, 30, lives in Justice with his wife, Fidaa, an attorney and former Worth Library Board Trustee, and their three young children.