Abdul Osmanu is a 19-year-old running to represent the 3rd District of Hamden on the Hamden Legislative Council. A graduate of Hamden Public Schools and long-time organizer on many of Connecticut and Hamden’s most progressive, paradigm-shifting Democratic campaigns in the last four years, Abdul has had the opportunity to view and dedicate himself to the issues as a product of his community, volunteer, organizer, and leader. This has given Abdul first-hand experience on the importance of community outreach and organizing to tackling the problems that have plagued Southern Hamden for decades.
Like many residents of the 3rd District state, Abdul believes that we are a town that has begun to and continues to exhibit needs much akin to the needs of a city, meaning that the needs of our residents, in addition to what our residents look like, are changing. With such changes in needs and demographics comes the need to run the town drastically differently. With such a short but manageable window of opportunity to turn the town around, we need leaders that show they are committed to the community with honesty, inclusivity, and transparency.
Equipped with fresh ideas and a track record of rising to the occasion when goals need to be met, Abdul has the exuberance and experience needed to move Hamden towards a brighter, relentlessly equitable future at a time where it is desperately needed.