Massachusetts Hampden District State Senate Candidate
Amaad was born and raised in Springfield, MA. He has spent his career advancing progressive public policy and advocating for his community. He previously held positions as the Director of Housing Policy at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, a Program Officer for The Massachusetts Service Alliance, where he managed an $11 million AmeriCorps grant portfolio, served as a Director for Babson College 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative and most recently the State Policy Director for United States Senator Ed Markey.
In 2011, he served as a Springfield City Councilor where he championed an anti-foreclosure ordinance to protect homeowners from predatory banks, stopped a biomass plant that would have posed a long-term public health problem, and expanded access to city services for non-English speakers.
Amaad received his undergraduate degree at Bentley University and attended graduate school at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.