Authorized by Friends of Ahmed, Treasurer David W.Whyte

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ahmed Gets the Job Done

Dear Friend,

I wanted to share this letter which was written by my friend and Founder of Padder Foundation supporting my candidacy and was published in today's Gazette Newspaper.


I'm writing in support of Shukoor Ahmed for House of Delegates, District 23A. I've known Shukoor for 14 years and have never met such a versatile, hard working and passionate individual. As a cardiologist, businessman and philanthropist, I have interacted with lots of public officials and businessmen, but Shukoor stands out among all of them, selfless with a passion to serve. I've seen his drive and willingness to help anyone who comes in contact with him.

Shukoor has played an integral part of my family-run Padder Foundation, which runs a free medical clinic on Fridays in Laurel. He is the only non-family member on the board. Shukoor is the strategic advisor and board member who guides the policy for the foundation. He provides the technological needs, expansion of program management and outreach to the community. He is trustworthy and dependable. When he says he will do something, he indeed follows through and gets the job done.

What impresses me most about Shukoor is that although he is busy being a businessman, philanthropist and candidate for delegate, he is able to juggle through multiple tasks and follow through with all obligations. One thing that I'm surprised about is the inability of the political leadership to identify talent when they see it. Shukoor's skill, expertise, motivation and drive are badly needed. I urge you to elect him as your delegate who will look after your interests.

Feroz Padder, Laurel

District 23A Candidate Proved that he has potential as a Problem Solver

Dear Friend,

This was a letter to the editor written by my friend Robert Nelsen and we worked on


I am writing to support Shukoor Ahmed, a Democrat running for state delegate in 23A. I am a software engineer and was introduced to Shukoor by a colleague when I was trying to work with an individual or company that could help my company in streamlining our process, improve productivity, reduce our production cost and provide a technological edge.

Shukoor indeed provided us with all of this expertise and played a key role in our product development. We took the valuation of our company to a few million and he willingly played a majority role as a minority owner.

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.

Although, I do not live in the district or county, I was impressed that Bowie and Prince George's County have individuals like Shukoor. He is a problem-solver, and 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.

Robert J. Nelsen