Abdur Razzaque was born and raised in Bangladesh and moved to the U.S. 15 years ago. He is a proud citizen of Moline and is excited for his role as Alderperson. He was sworn into the position in May of 2023, and his term will end in 2027.
Alderman Razzaque believes in supporting small businesses, creating welcoming spaces for immigrant and refugee families, and improving infrastructure. He believes that Moline’s strength lies in its diversity and wants to create programs to help new families get adjusted not only to the city but also to the country. He is also open to speaking with more small business owners about how the city can better support them. He is currently focusing on improving roads and sidewalks within his ward.
Alderman Razzaque has volunteered throughout the community, most often as a Bengali translator for refugee families. He is a member of the Islamic Center of the Quad Cities Moline. He has been endorsed by Quad Cities Federation of Labor Union and is hoping to find new ways to support them.
Education & Employment
Alderman Razzaque majored in Philosophy and graduated college in Bangladesh. He also studied Philosophy at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He spent many years in teaching in Bangladesh but changed career when he moved to the U.S. He holds a BA in Accounting from Augustana College. He currently works as a Database Specialist at World Relief Quad Cities in Moline.
Family and Free Time
Alderman Razzaque likes to spend his free time at home, reading, writing, and watching movies with his wife, Umme, and kids, Abhik and Ila. When he has a spare moment, he likes to talk on the phone with his extended family members and friends who are living in Bangladesh. He enjoys gardening, going on walks by the river, visiting the Farmer’s Market in the summer, and cooking with fresh produce.