Shukoor Ahmed Launches Tool to Map Crime in Prince Georges County
August 20, 2006 Media News(PRLEAP.COM) Shukoor Ahmed is a Democratic candidate for State Delegate in District 23A. He is a businessman and CEO of an Information Technology company that he founded in early 2000. The business is 28% employee-owned and provides 100% health coverage for its workers.
An integral element of Ahmed’s campaign is to make government more responsive to the needs of its citizens. He believes technology can play an important role in meeting that end. “We need outside-the-box solutions to meet the basic needs of our citizens. The most basic of those needs is often information,” Ahmed said.
Previously, Ahmed developed a non-profit called statedemocracy.com which allows voters to identify their elected representatives at the federal, state and local levels.
Today, Ahmed launched crimeblotter.org, an online tool he had developed exclusively for the residents of Prince Georges County. It allows site visitors to enter an address and then view a map outlining crimes (along with details) committed within the vicinity.
These two sites are specific examples of Ahmed’s vision of using technology to empower citizens. “Among Maryland’s Delegates and State Senators not a single one has a background in Information Technology. My business and technology background allows me to look at alternative solutions from a fresh perspective. I am committed to making Maryland the first among states in technology adoption.”
Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates – District 23A
6800 Willow Creek Road
Bowie, MD 20720
301 805 4721