2019 City Council At-Large Candidate
Previous occupations: Teacher; Activist
Candidate questionnaire: Not completed
As a young man, Abdullah became incarcerated, and after release became an advocate for community change based on his experiences from speaking to other inmates and how they got there. He attended Stockton University and Purdue University, and since then has been a teacher and political activist.
All position stances below come from the campaign website.
Supports making the homestead exemption for homeowners universal
Supports creating street cleaning and beautification initiatives
Criminal justice reform
Generally supports reforming sentencing and creating programs to reduce recidivism
Supports creating expungement clinics
Supports creating community-based counseling and therapy
Supports requiring mental health awareness training for all first responders and government officials
Supports creating a citywide youth city council
Supports funding more after-school activities
Supports focusing on STEM education
Abdullah once ran for city council and twice for mayor in Atlantic City before moving back to Philadelphia (source)