Nabeela (Nabeela) Syed (D-SH051)
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Capitol: 217.782.8223
FAX: 217.782.3885
District: 773.916.6553
Stratton Office Building 401 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
830 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Counties Representing
Cook / Lake


Nabeela Syed is running for the 51st District in the Illinois State House of Representatives, ready to serve the communities of Palatine, Inverness, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Rolling Meadows, Lake Zurich, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Deer Park, Vernon Hills and Long Grove. As a Palatine native, Nabeela will be an advocate for the issues most important to us, including healthcare, education, taxes, and equal rights.

A skilled organizer, Nabeela has been an active voice for her community, especially those who are underserved and underrepresented in government institutions. Most recently, she served as the Campaign Manager for current Township High School District 211 School Board Member Tim Mc Gowan - a campaign that emphasized the values of accountability, community, and equity in our schools.

From knocking on doors to help elect Democrats in Schaumburg and Palatine to organizing Asian American voters to flip Senate seats in Georgia, Nabeela has worked to advance progressive causes on both a local and national scale.

Professionally, Nabeela has worked with a variety of progressive organizations, including EMILY's List, to raise money to elect Democrats to Congress. Currently, Nabeela works for a non-profit in digital strategy supporting a variety of their civic engagement efforts including voter mobilization, ending sexual assault on college campuses, and promoting gender equity.

Nabeela has been engaged in her community, serving as a mentor for youth as a high school debate coach. She is also active in her religious community at the Islamic Society of Northwest Suburbs and is a strong advocate for promoting interfaith dialogue and empowering young Muslim women to lead.

Nabeela graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science and Business Administration, where she served as the president of a pro-bono consulting organization assisting local businesses and nonprofits.