Hi, I'm Syed.

Thanks for visiting my site. I moved to Madison with my wife, Holly, a lifelong Badger. I quickly fell in love with Madison: the people, the culture, the Midwestern values, and the opportunities the city afforded to me. I have always had a passion to serve the community so once we were settled in Eken Park I started getting involved. My neighbors gave me such a warm welcome that I wanted to advocate for them, starting in the neighborhood where I'm raising my family. My first child was born while we lived in Eken Park and I'm more invested than ever in keeping the north and east sides of Madison a great place to live for all people, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.


Over the past three years I volunteered on several committees, actively advocating for the community, serving as Co-Chair of the Eken Park Neighborhood Association, Vice Chair and citizen member of the Public Safety Review Committee, member of the Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee, and member of the Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment.


I work as an energy efficiency project manager for an independent nonprofit that advances sustainability through energy consulting, continuing education, research and program design. Though I work on the west side of town, my heart is on the east side. I've worked in a variety of roles in my professional life and earned a master's degree in public policy and human development from United Nations University.


Originally from Pakistan, I worked really hard to get where I am today. It is with that determined attitude and strong work ethic that I will advocate for you. To learn more about me, please explore my site and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Thank you!

Campaign Staff:

Campaign Manager:

John McCracken, Eken Park Resident & Community Member


Maggie Freespirit, Eken Park Neighborhood Association & IBEW Local 159



Syed is proudly endorsed by the following individuals & organizations


Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

The Building Trades of South Central Wisconsin

Gloria Reyes, MMSD School Board- Seat #1

Masood Akhtar, President of United Against Hate

Oscar Mireles, Executive Director of Omega School & City of Madison Poet Laurette

Fiona Stoner, District 12 Community Activist

Juan José López, Vice Chair Latino Chamber of Commerce

Michael Basford, Former President of Sherman Neighborhood Association

Steve Starkey, District 12 Community Activist, LGBT Advocate

Raj Shukla, Executive Director of River Alliance of Wisconsin

Marge Anderson, Board Chair of Green Building Council, USGBC Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Dane County

Adelante Madison

Dave Mahoney, Dane County Sheriff

Barbara McKinney, District 1 Alderperson