Qasim Rashid is a human rights lawyer who built his career fighting for survivors of domestic violence, asylum seekers, and low income communities. He and his family immigrated from Pakistan to the United States with his family when he was five. As a child, Qasim grew up in Section 8 housing in DuPage county. Qasim’s parents, who were both teachers, instilled in him a deep commitment of service to humanity and upholding justice.
The 11th District spans eight counties and is one of the most diverse in Illinois—home to family farmers, city commuters, business owners, and more. Qasim is excited to apply his decades of legal experience to advocate for all residents of the 11th district.