Fayrouz Saad is the 34-year-old Muslim daughter of Lebanese immigrants, a former Obama administration employee, and says she wants to “shake up the narrative” in Congress by running in 2018, for Michigan’s 11th District seat.
Ms. Saad, who is both a University of Michigan and Harvard graduate as well as a former Department of Homeland Security employee under the Obama administration, says her main goal with running for public office is to preserve the American Dream. “A lot of what’s inspired me to be a public servant and run for Congress is the story of my parents and my family. “ Her parents immigrated to Michigan 40 years ago where they started a successful meat business in Detroit.
“I’m the product of that American dream,” says the candidate. “I’m running for Congress because I want to protect that American dream and I see it being threatened right now by the Trump administration. It really worries me.”