Authorized by Friends of Ahmed, Treasurer David W.Whyte

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fundraiser for David Murray & Edward Burroughs

Fundraising for David Murray & Edward Burroughs for School Board

Monday at 10:45pm

Please join me as a supporter, contributor, newspaper reporter, or elected official in a fundraiser for two young men who will be seeking an adult seat on the Prince George’s County School Board.

I have been mentoring and supporting David Murray of Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Edward Burroughs of Crossland High School. They will be seeking District 1 and District 8 seats respectively.

You can access information about their candidacy by clicking on the following links:

I have helped several candidates in the last 14 years at all levels (Federal/State/County/City) and I am extremely excited to help/mentor these two young men who have done a remarkable job as student representatives at the State School Board and on the Prince George’s County School Board and will make history as the youngest school board members in the upcoming election.

Please RSVP to my daughter Raaheela Ahmed at if you will be attending their fundraiser.

Thank you very much and I look forward to seeing you on:
May 29th (Saturday) at 1 PM
TJ Elliotts
6814 Laurel Bowie Road
Bowie, MD 20715

Shukoor Ahmed
Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates (23A)

An Entrepreneur/Software Engineer Endorses Ahmed for State Delegate

An Entrepreneur/Software Engineer Endorses Ahmed for State Delegate
Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:57am

Supports Ahmed

I am writing this letter to support Shukoor Ahmed, a Democrat running for the Maryland House of Delegates (23A). I was introduced to Shukoor by a colleague to work on a technology project which provided three-dimensional tours of golf courses to golfers.

I am a software engineer and was trying to work with an individual and/or company which could help my company in streamlining our process, improve productivity, reduce our production cost and provide a technological edge. Shukoor indeed provided us all of this expertise and played a key role in our product development.

We created the buzz and were interviewed by Wall Street, CBS and many national publications. We also took the valuation of our company to a few million. He willingly played a majority role as a minority owner. In less than a few months, as the recession hit in 2008, we were hit badly on this venture and as a seasoned entrepreneur he took the losses in stride and demonstrated his temperament and leadership skills. We eventually sold our product to another company in early 2009.

Although, I do not live in the district or county, I was impressed that the city of Bowie and Prince George's County has individuals like Shukoor. He is a problem solver, has a good knack of identifying talented individuals and unleashing their potential.

Our state needs individuals like Shukoor Ahmed in these challenging times who will solve our problems, identify opportunities and unleash the collective potential of our citizens. He is the person with those qualities.


V-Empower, Inc. is ranked 46th in Local Giving by Washington Business Journal

V-Empower, Inc. is ranked 46th in Local Giving by Washington Business Journal
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 11:01am


May 17, 2010 V-Empower, Inc. of Bowie, MD ranked 46th in Local Giving by Washington Business Journal for 2010.

Shukoor Ahmed, CEO of V-Empower, Inc., is also a Candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates (District 23A).

Only 3 Companies are headquartered in Prince George’s County out of 50 in the Washington Area.Washington Business Journal had only 4 companies from Prince George’s county and 3 of them are headquartered in the county.

  • Safeway, Inc. of Lanham which is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA was ranked #1 in local giving with $ 10.47 million (0.26 % of revenue of $ 40.80 billion)
  • Mona Electric group ranked # 33 with $ 210,000 (0.3% of revenue of $ 70 million)
  • Geppetto Catering of Riverdale ranked # 40 with $ 111,000 (2.43% of revenue of 4.57 million)
  • V-Empower, Inc. of BOWIE, MD ranked # 46 with $ 32,000 (3.17% of revenue of 1.01 million)

V-Empower, Inc. was ranked 5th in local giving in 2009. Despite the changes in economy over the years and decrease in revenue, V-Empower , Inc. continually maintains a record and passion of giving back to the community, mostly in the area of Technology to non-profits, education & healthcare, and still ranking 46th in local giving in 2010.

V-Empower, Inc. also maintains a crime tracking tool for Prince George’s county citizens as“We are proud to assist several non-profits in achieving their strategic goals using technology” said Shukoor Ahmed, CEO of V-Empower, Inc.

For additional information:

Friends of AhmedKenneth Laureys (Campaign Chairman)


Phone: 301 661 6682

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (May 8)

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive (May 8)

Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 4:34pm

Our campaign is supporting Letter Carrier's Food Drive on May 8th. Please put your non-perishable donation in a bag by your mailbox. Your postman will pick it up on May 8th. It will be delivered to a local food bank.

We are teaming up with Postal Service, Campbells, Valpak, United Way, AFL-CIO & Feeding America. We have already gotten the word out via VALPAK to about 45,000 District 23A residents.

Thank you and let us donate non-perishable items on 8th of May.

Shukoor Ahmed

V-Empower, Inc.'s 1st Quarter 2010 & 2009 Update

V-Empower, Inc.'s 1st Quarter 2010 & 2009 Update
Monday, April 26, 2010 at 11:02pm

Dear Friend,

I hope you are doing well. I have not had the opportunity to fully update you in the last 3 to 4 months. Our company went through a lot of challenges in the last 6 months. Also, I had to make a decision to seek a public office or not. I wanted to thank my spouse, kids, my siblings, in-laws, parents, clients, investors, friends and contributors who stuck with me and our company in difficult times. We could not have done it without your help, guidance and support.

I would like to take this opportunity to update you on some of our major accomplishments in the last 6 months:
  • Successful audit by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
  • Successful audit by Washington State Revenue Authority (Identified about $ 2128 in back taxes/we are looking at our books and will hopefully resolve it within a week or so)
  • Successful transfer of ownership of 2 companies to my colleagues (V-Empower, Inc will be a minority owner and help my friends to grow these companies & expand)
  • In negotiation to transfer 3 of our products to companies who have the bandwidth to enhance/market/sell in this tough economy. We had a whole lot on our plate and needed these partnerships
  • Turned 4 of our employees into entrepreneurs/partner/owners effective March 1, 2010
  • We are positioned to be one of the Philanthropic companies in Washington area (scheduled to announce in mid May, 2010). We had ranked 5th in charitable giving in the Washington Metro area by Business Journal in 2009
  • We are about 1/5th from our peak time in 2006 (Revenue of % 5.34 million in 2006 to $1.02 million in 2009)
  • We are extremely focused in the following areas: (Information Security, Share point (Microsoft Product), Open Source (PHP/Drupal/Joomla), Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Web-based solutions, iPhone Applications, Facebook Applications & Linkedin Applications
  • We are also in the initial stages of two big ideas (these are going to be web-based solutions, and
  • We have signed up about 3 new good customers recently this month.
  • We are in negotiations with few good companies to be their sub-contractors in areas of our expertise

We took heavy losses in the last 18 months and I believe, we are on an upswing. I have gotten a lot of things organized to seek Democratic Nomination for the Maryland House of Delegates (23A). We raised about $46,000 so far and I am hoping to raise about $ 60,000 more to be competitive. It is an open seat and I had gotten a little behind, but we are determined to get our message out, earn support of my citizens, win in the primary and effectively serve from January 2011. Most of you are following me on Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin. I will need your support. You can also visit my personal websites: (Will be functional by 30th of April) (Personal)

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this email and I am committed to serving my citizens, help our customers, empower our employees & fellow entrepreneurs. This down side has taught me very valuable lessons and I am pretty sure will bring the best in me and among us.

Have a good day

Shukoor Ahmed

Shukoor Ahmed Announcees Canddiacy for State Delegate (23A)

Shukoor Ahmed Announces Candidacy for State Delegate (23A)

Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 3:53am

April 1, 2010

Shukoor Ahmed Announces Candidacy for State Delegate (23A)
Candidate will focus on quality of life issues and promote a small-business friendly agenda

BOWIE, MD – Small-business owner Shukoor Ahmed today announced his candidacy for the District 23A seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.

On deciding to launch his campaign, Shukoor said, “In these trying times, the citizens of District 23A need a strong advocate with proven leadership abilities. I am confident that my background as an entrepreneur and technologist will enable me to be an effective voice of District 23A in Annapolis.”

Shukoor has been active in public and community service for almost two decades and has volunteered with such diverse causes as Lutheran Social Services, Winter Haven Homeless Shelter, State Democracy Foundation and the Ayesha & Ali Padder Foundation. He has also been engaged in various political campaigns including Obama for America (2008), Ike Leggett for County Executive (2006) and Bill Bradley for President (2000). He has also served as the Vice President of the Governor Oden Bowie Democratic Club.

Shukoor runs his own IT consulting company and knows the daily challenges faced by small businesses. Meeting a payroll and providing healthcare for employees are just two areas where he intends to apply his business experience in serving the residents of District 23A. His involvement as a Board Member of the Bowie Business Innovation Center is one example of how he brings an innovative approach towards creating jobs and supporting small business.

Among the key areas he will focus on during this campaign: pursuing a jobs-creation agenda, supporting public education, encouraging innovative approaches to address transportation issues, and promoting government transparency initiatives. He firmly believes in positioning District 23A as a premiere location for growing existing businesses and attracting new ones.

Shukoor obtained his Masters in Public Policy from American University. He and his wife Nabeela, a pharmacist, set up roots in Bowie upon getting married in 1988. Their two daughters attend Eleanor Roosevelt & Bowie High Schools.

Visit Shukoor’s campaign website – – updates will be added shortly.

For additional information:
Friends of AhmedKenneth Laureys (Campaign Chairman)
Phone: 301 661 6682

Maryland House of Delegates/Campaign Update

Maryland House of Delegates/Campaign Update
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 3:17pm
Dear Friend,

Thank you for joining and/or becoming my Fan. I filed my candidacy for Maryland House of Delegates on March 10th (last Wednesday). Here is a quick update on our campaign:

1) Filed candidacy for Maryland House of Delegates (23A)
2) Raised $ 38,345 as of (1/13/2010)
3) Working on launching our website (probably by early next week).
4) Working on our voter file/database
5) Have few important meetings with key advisors this week
6) Annouce the candidacy early next week through press release
7) Have a kick-off event late April or early May
8) Begin weekly strategy/campaign meeting (working on a day/location)

We are hoping to update you every 3rd day or so. I would be looking for your advise and input as we continue listenting to the citizens and have leadership which will unleash the collective potential of all us in this tough economic times.

Thank you very much.

Please ask your friends/family/colleagues to join our Fan page. Have a wonderful day.