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Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman Wins 2nd Ward Council Seat


The heavily contested and nasty 2nd ward election has concluded and the winner: Mohammed Akhtaruzzaman with 1,459 votes.

Results released tonight included all provisional ballots and mail-in ballots.

Mr Akhtaruzzaman, a computer engineer by trade, was ousted from his seat earlier in the year in an ugly lawsuit. In the May 2012 election Mr Akhtaruzzaman defeated his main opponent Aslon Goow with a wide margin, but in this special election the margins were not as wide with 2 other candidates from the Bangladeshi community who competed for the same votes.

Mr Akhtaruzzaman has certainly earned gloating rights for winning the same election twice.

The unofficial results of the 2nd ward are as follows:

Sonia Torres, 1,423; Aslon Goow, 1,332; Maidul Islam, 598; and Zalal Uddin, 235.

  • Abdullah

    I Thanks to all voters who trust him agian n vote for him to win 2nd ward councilman I hope he will do his job honestly n work hard for 2nd ward people n I congrats to him as a first American bangladeshi councilman