Waleed SHAHID

  • Words Elle Hunt
  • Photos Emma Trim

A conversation with the progressive 
political strategist.

Issue 52

, Influence

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  • Words Elle Hunt
  • Photos Emma Trim

Shahid lives in Brooklyn with his wife Emily Mayer, who is the director of the Progressive Caucus of NYC Council.

“I’m not used to having my photo taken,” admits Waleed Shahid. As a seasoned political strategist for the Democratic Party, Shahid feels more comfortable behind the scenes, exerting his influence through the candidates he has helped usher into power. His approach, however, is far from politics as usual.

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