Abdul El-Sayed

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Abdul El-Sayed
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Born
Abdulrahman Mohamed
El-Sayed

(1984-10-31) October 31, 1984 (age 35)
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BS)
Oriel College, Oxford (MA, PhD)
Columbia University (MD)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sarah Jukaku
AwardsRhodes Scholarship
Paul and Daisy Soros
Fellowships for New
Americans
WebsiteCampaign website

Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed (born October 31, 1984), known as Abdul El-Sayed, is an American politician. He is a candidate for Governor of Michigan, running as a Democrat.[1] El-Sayed is an Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer for the City of Detroit from 2015 to 2017.[2] His essays on public health policy have also been published in The New York Times,[3]

On February 9, 2017, the Detroit News reported that El-Sayed would resign as health director to run for governor of Michigan in the 2018 Democratic Party primary.[4]

El-Sayed has received support from many politicians and groups, including Senator Bernie Sanders,[5] Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,[6] Women's March Organizer Linda Sarsour,[7] and by Our Revolution[8].

References[change | change source]

  1. "Detroit health director set to make bid for governor".
  2. "Abdul El-Sayed - Google Scholar Citations". google.com. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  3. "The Link Between Weight and Health". The New York Times. January 5, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  4. Ferretti, Christine (February 9, 2017). "Detroit health director set to make bid for governor". The Detroit News.
  5. "Bernie Sanders on Twitter". Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  6. Ikonomova, Violet (July 5, 2018). "Socialist hero Ocasio-Cortez endorses El-Sayed for Michigan governor". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  7. Reporter, Remy Farkas Daily News. "Abdul El-Sayed hosts townhall with Women's March founder". The Michigan Daily.
  8. "Dr. Abdul El-Sayed". Our Revolution.