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Local leaders commend Ashfaq

Lyndsey Kasson Kokoris, 

Naperville Community Leader

 

Thrilled to support my good friend Ashfaq Syed who is running for Naperville City Council. Ashfaq is deeply committed to the community and to the people of this town. From trustee of the Naperville Public Library to board member at Loaves and Fishes Community Services to committee member at 360 Youth Services and diversity advisor member for the Daily Herald, Ashfaq serves and strengthens the whole of our community.

In 2021, Ashfaq was honored with a City of Naperville Mayoral Proclamation for his “outstanding contributions,” serving as Vice-Chairman of the 2020 U.S. Census Naperville Complete Count Committee. Naperville was recognized as the No. 1 city in America ( of over 130,000 residents) for U.S. Census Self Responses. Ashfaq delivers!

 

I have worked with Ashfaq in the community. He is ethical, respectful, humble, compassionate, a team player, and a great listener. Ashfaq even graduated from our Citizen Police and Fire Academies where participants gain hands-on knowledge and experience of the vital work our first responders do.

Ashfaq will draw on his years of dedicated service in Naperville along with his strong leadership skills to get the job done. Please join me in supporting Ashfaq Syed for Naperville City Council!

Gopal Lalmalani, MD, MBA
President, Village of Oak Brook.

 

I feel honored to support and endorse a good friend of the community, Ashfaq Syed.  I have had the privilege of knowing Ashfaq for several years. He is a thoughtful, kind, considerate, ethical, and honorable man who delivers and gets the job done for the community. He is a true symbol of simplicity, humility, and service with a smile. 


Over the several years I have gotten to know Ashfaq, it is no secret that Naperville has always been his first love. I am confident that a person of Ashfaq’s character and caliber, as well as his strong leadership skills, will be a great asset to the Naperville City Council. Please join me in supporting Ashfaq Syed, a leader with a strong track record of service, who listens to all, and who will work passionately and hard to get the job done!

Mark R. Rice

2020 US Census Naperville Committee Chair

35 Year Naperville Resident


I support and endorse Ashfaq Syed for Naperville City Council.  Ashfaq served as Co Chair of the 2020 US Census Naperville Committee and through his efforts Naperville will receive millions of dollars in Federal funding over the next 10 years.


He has a passion and a purpose to keep Naperville moving forward and more inclusive. Ashfaq is respectful of all opinions and will represent the residents of Naperville well. Ashfaq “gets the job done”!

Greg Schwarze

DuPage County Board - District 6

I am proud to support Ashfaq Syed for the Naperville City Council!  Ashfaq has been very active throughout the community for many years and he is absolutely running for the right reasons; because he cares about people!  He is honest, trustworthy, caring, and has the integrity needed to represent all of Naperville.  Please consider voting for my friend Ashfaq Syed this April!

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James Hartsfield

Long time Naperville resident

The Hartsfield family fully supports Ashfaq Hussain Syed for Naperville city council.  Ashfaq is committed to public service. He genuinely cares about people. A compassionate, sincere person who listens to all sides of an issue. Ashfaq brings a balance of intelligence and common sense, which will benefit all of Naperville residents. His positive attitude and motivational lectures are necessary during these uncertain times. He has a gentle way of bringing people together with different views.

Mark Urda

Long time Naperville resident

I encourage all Naperville residents to get to know Ashfaq Syed and to support his candidacy for City Council. He exemplifies the concept of leadership by example as shown by his many efforts supporting a wide variety of community causes.

 

Like many people I was unaware of Ashfaq until I ran for City Council in 2020. During the course of that campaign, I became aware of how involved he was in getting people to meet the candidates, understanding the issues, getting out the vote and doing it quietly behind the scenes simply because it was the right thing to do.

 

When I heard that Ashfaq might be considering a run for City Council, I immediately contacted him and encouraged him to run and am truly delighted by his decision. His extensive community efforts and numerous contacts makes Ashfaq supremely qualified to provide Naperville the leadership it needs and deserves.

 

I am confident if you take the time to follow his campaign, he will earn your vote.

Kay Choi

Long time Naperville resident

Ashfaq is a kind person helping others. He always brings people together and helps to grow. Happy to call him as a friend.

Gautam Grover

Long time Naperville resident and community leader

My name is Gautam Grover and I am a long time member of the Naperville community. I have known Ashfaq for a long time, both personally and as a member of the Naperville Library Board. He is a wonderful person and an active community leader. 

 

In the time I have known him, he has been ceaseless in his efforts to bring the community together, particularly in times of crisis. He has been an active volunteer for many causes, including Census 2020, Food drive, community engagement series, Importance of voting seminars and many more. He has a made a positive impact on the community in Naperville.

Daniel Hebread, 

President, Forest Preserves Dupage County

I support and endorse Ashfaq Syed for Naperville City Council.

Ashfaq served as Co Chair of the 2020 US Census Naperville Committee and through his efforts Naperville will receive millions of dollars in Federal funding over the next 10 years.

He has a passion and a purpose to keep Naperville moving forward and more inclusive. Ashfaq is respectful of all opinions and will represent the residents of Naperville well. Ashfaq “gets the job done”!

 

Endorsing Ashfaq Syed for Naperville City Council because he's the prefect leader for a changing community.  When I first met him 5 years ago he was very welcoming and invited me to several community events. He is so open and create a very inclusive environment.  His agenda is to help people, bring them together and serve the community. 

Shoaib Khadri, 

Long time Naperville resident and community leader

I am happy to support and endorse Ashfaq Syed for Naperville City Council. He has done a phenomenal in various aspects of civic engagement ever since he moved here and called Naperville his home. The work that he has done for Naperville over the years has had significant impact and his record speaks for itself. 

Ashfaq was obviously given some important responsibility by the city for his ability to successfully achieve expected results. In many cases, he has surpassed that expectation – as the Co Chair of the 2020 US Census Naperville Committee, I have seen first-hand the effort that he put in that resulted in Naperville being ranked No. 1 city in America (in the population category) for US Census responses which in turn resulted in millions of dollars of funding. His contribution to the city has varied from being a Trustee of the Naperville Library Board to being on the board of Loaves and Fishes whose mission to end hunger and transform lives – speaks of Ashfaq’s compassion.

I have found Ashfaq to be committed, hard working, sincere and a great team player. I think he will bring a fresh perspective to the Naperville City Council that reflects  the increasing diversity in our community. Please join me in supporting his campaign.

Dawn Desart, 

Dupage County Board

Ashfaq is a great man of impeccable character. He is singularly focused on the betterment of his community. I endorse Ashfaq beyond measure. He is the perfect candidate to lead Naperville forward.

Bernadette Chopra, 

Long time Naperville resident and community leader

I am deeply honored to support Ashfaq Hussain in his candidacy to run for Naperville City Council.

 

Ashfaq’s commitment towards community building, inclusion and public engagement have always been the cornerstone of his goal to work towards a better and more inclusive Naperville!

 

We need to see true representation of leadership in places where it matters - to me Ashfaq represents trust, decency, commitment and a willingness to get to work in making a difference and having an impact in our community and our city!

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