Abdul El-Sayed for Michigan


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This movement is about a politics of purpose. I am driven by a core belief in Michigan’s people - our potential and the promise of our future. I was born and raised in Michigan. I wore the winged helmet as a lacrosse player at the University of Michigan. There I met the love of my life, Sarah. At 30, I was appointed to rebuild the Detroit Health Department after it was shuttered when Detroit faced bankruptcy. As a doctor, an educator, and a public servant, my work and my life has always been about creating opportunities for real people.

I am running for Governor because I believe we will come together right now because of our shared future.

I appreciate you,

Abdul El-Sayed

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EVENT - 01/18/2018

Oak Park Town Hall with Gubernatorial Candidate Abdul El-Sayed

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EVENT - 01/22/2018

Candidate For Governor Abdul El-Sayed at Oakland University

Join us for this town hall event with Democratic candidate for governor Abdul El-Sayed. Abdul will s…

Find out where we've been

Abdul returns to Ann Arbor
Abdul is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he played varsity lacrosse and gave the 2007 Commencement Speech alongside President Bill Clinton. Abdul returned to Ann Arbor this year to speak with the University of Michigan College Democrats and to attend the 2017 Commencement, where he was awarded the university's Bicentennial Award.
Meet and Greet
Abdul attended a Meet and Greet at Fort Gratiot, MI, on May 20th, 2017
Spring Lake Progressives
Abdul spoke to the Spring Lake Progressives in June.
Visited West Branch
The campaign made a quick pitstop at West Branch's Downtown Cafe while on the campaign's first Listening Tour in April.
Abdul's hometown
Abdul grew up in Oakland County. The campaign visited his hometown during the Birmingham-Bloomfield Democratic Club meeting in July at the Bloomfield Township Public Library
4th of July on Crystal Lake
Abdul spent July 4th on Crystal Lake with his family.
Monroe County Fair
Abdul and his volunteers march in the Monroe County Fair.
Woman of Michigan Action Network
Abdul spoke with members of the Woman of Michigan Action Network (W.O.M.A.N.) at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Midland on August 17th, 2017.
Mecosta County Democrats' Woodbridge Ferris Dinner
Abdul spoke at the Woodbridge Ferris Dinner on May 19th, 2017
Marquette County Democrats
Abdul spoke with the Marquette County Democrats about a future for Michiganders includes Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Warren Canvass Launch
The Abdul for Michigan Team began canvassing in Macomb on June 8th, 2017.
Mackinac Policy Confernce
Abdul joined other Michigan thought leaders at the 2017 Mackinac Policy Conference at the Grand Hotel. While at the conference, Abdul passed the 100th day of his campaign for governor.
Abdul's College Home
During his years at the University of Michigan, Abdul lived with his Grandpa Jan and Grandma Judy in Whitmore Lake.
Leelanau Cheese
Abdul visited Leelanau Cheese in Sutton's Bay - home of the world's best raclette cheese - on April 18th, 2017, during his first Listening Tour.
Western Michigan United Progressives Town Hall
Abdul spoke with the Western Michigan United Progressives at a Town Hall in Grand Rapids.
The meaning of public service
Abdul responds to failure of a Kalkaska Public Servant to uphold the ideals of the Constitution.
WMU Democrats Town Hall
Abdul visited the Western Michigan University Democrats for a Town Hall on April 20th, 2017.
Hillsdale County Democrats Truman Dinner
Abdul spoke with the Hillsdale County Democrats at their annual Truman Dinner on August 19th, 2017.
Abdul's Mother's home
Abdul's mother, Jackie, is a native of Gratiot County.
Emmet County Dems Town Hall (April 18th, 2017)
Abdul spoke with members of the Emmet County Democratic Club in mid-April
Abdul visited Grayling on April 18th, 2017, during his first Listening Tour.
Houghton Dems Town Hall
Speaking at a Town Hall in Houghton - in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula - Abdul spoke with Yoopers and called for a culture of accountability in our state government.
MEA's Annual Leadership Conference, (August 1st, 2017)
At Lake Superior State, Abdul spoke with Michigan's teachers about his vision for education in Michigan.
Federation of College Democrats Annual Convention
In April, Abdul visited Albion to speak with the MIchigan Federation of College Democrats about what inspired him to run for Governor.
Healthcare Townhall with 6th Congressional Democrats
In the midst of Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Abdul spoke at a healthcare townhall hosted by the 6th Congressional Democrats. Republican Congressman Fred Upton was also invited - but did not attend.
Hilltop Restaurant
Abdul and the AFM team stopped by the Hilltop Restaurant in L'Ansee to talk with residents and enjoy their world-famous Cinnamon Rolls.
Women Rising Up
In Mahan Park of downtown Allegan on a summer morning, Abdul joined Women Rising Up to speak about his vision for Michigan.
Detroit Health Commissioner
Abdul was the Health Commissioner for the City of Detroit, where he rebuilt the Health Department after it was shut down by Governor Snyder. As Health Commissioner, Abdul screened Detroit Public Schools for lead contaimination.
Adrian County Dems
Abdul visited the Adrian County Democrats in August.
Tamrox Automotive
Abdul visited Tamrox Automotive, a small business in Jackson, to discuss the challenges facing small business owners across the state.
Ionia County Democrats Town Hall
Abdul visits the Ionia County Democrats while on his first Listening Tour on April 19th, 2017
Our Capitol
Ingham County - the home of Michigan's Capitol, Lansing. Abdul wrangled with Lansing as Health Commissioner of Detroit to help secure health funding for Detroiters, and has spoken on countless occassions at rallies, marches, and parades in the Capitol - including at the Lansing Pride Parade on June 17th, 2017.
Reddit AMA & Progressive Caucus Forum
"Abdul hosted a Reddit AMA from Flint - a city where Governor Snyder's emergency managers poisoned 9,000 kids. Abdul joined members of the Progressive Caucus of Michigan for a Democratic Forum to discuss his plans to ensure access to clean water for residents in Flint."
Grand Traverse Democrats Town Hall
Abdul visited the Grand Traverse Democrats for a Town Halle during his first Listening Tour

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