endorsed by lEADERS


dr. vernon sykes

State Senator

“N. J. Akbar has been a trusted colleague for over a decade. I’ve seen his passion and skill at leading efforts for much needed change in education. He is perfect for the Akron School Board!”


Leader Emilia sykes

Ohio House Minority Leader (State Rep. 34th District)


Rev. dr. ronald fowler

Former President, Akron School Board & Pastor Emeritus, Arlington Church of God


rev. dr. curtis t. walker, sr

Current President, Akron School Board


linda omobien

Akron City Councilwoman-at-Large & Former President, Akron School Board

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tara mosely-samples

Akron City Councilwoman - Ward 5

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liz walters

Summit County Councilwoman-at-Large

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veronica sims

Akron City Councilwoman-at-Large & Former Akron School Board Member

“Dr. Akbar’s excitement for children is contagious. He has a tremendous gift of being an overcomer that I think will translate amazingly well in the crafting of policies for the district that will benefit all children.”

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council president margo sommerville

Akron City Councilwoman - Ward 3


rep. Tavia Galonski

State Representative (35th District)

endorsed by advocacy organizations

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Summit county progressive democrats pac

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Ohio Environmental Council PAC

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Ohio Young Democrats

Planned parenthood advocates of ohio


Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats


Victory Fund