|Career:||2016 Election Campaigns and Advocacy, 2016|
Director of Arizona's chapter of the Muslim American Society's Freedom Foundation, 2005-2009
Director of Arizona's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, 2001-2005
JD, Summit Law School
Deedra Abboud was a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from Arizona in the 2018 election, but lost in the primary.
Abboud was born and raised in Little Rock, Arizona, as a Christian Baptist. In 1998, she married her husband, Ali Abboud, moved to Arizona, and converted to Islam. After 9/11, she became incredibly active in advocating for Muslims everywhere through positions such as director of the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, director of the Arizona chapter of the Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation, and board member of the Tempe Community Action Agency, Voices for Civil Dialogue, and the AZ Coalition on Migrant Rights.
She graduated from Summit Law School in 2012 and practiced law for five years before returning to advocacy work.