|Born:||November 11, 1971 (age 49)|
|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
|Education:||BASc, University of Phoenix|
JD, Summit School of Law
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 on November 11, 1971, and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. She converted to Islam after her marriage in 1998. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, she became active in advocating for Muslims 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.
Abboud earned a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Phoenix in 2009 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Summit School of Law in 2012. She practiced law for five years before returning to advocacy work.