Niagara Gazette — Saladin Q. Allah has announced his candidacy for the Fourth District of the Niagara County Legislature seat in the Falls.
The seat is currently held by Owen Steed.
Allah said he is seeking the seat because he believes his vision and plan to expand youth outreach, increase community alliances and initiatives, promote neighborhood safety and crime prevention, and to develop a local living economy is what his district both wants and needs.
Allah said he has created successful mentorship programs and assisting with other community youth projects for more than 15 years.
“Our youth are the ambassadors of the future. I’ve shown my commitment to our youth and my confidences are in their ability to one day lead our communities when given the continual guidance and resources they need to succeed.” That’s why he said that has been a strong advocate and involved in the reopening of the Niagara Community Center in the city’s North End, anti-bullying campaigns, and working to provide more activities and educational opportunities for our youth.
Allah, a published author, added, “Professionally, I’ve self-published 10 books that explore various social issues, and have worked as a program consultant for an episode on the History Channel’s show, “Gangland.”
Allah said he believes that as the next Fourth District county legislator, he will have a larger platform to better serve the community.
“We need leadership that understands that a seat and a voice at the table is still not enough. We need leadership with an activist spirit, someone with an actual agenda and work ethic to help transform our collective quality of life. Together, the community and I, are that kind of leadership.”
Allah concluded, “As our next county legislator I will remain transparent, accessible, and responsive to our district, because I am for the people. You will still see me utilizing our resources at our local public library, playing basketball with our youth at Legends Park, and proactively involved in community functions. I will also hold local community circles; forums designed to keep people informed about community and legislative issues, and I will seek input on issues related to our city and county. For the future of our youth, community, and the City of Niagara Falls, I look forward to speaking with you in the coming months, and fully earn your vote of conscience, and confidence.”