Democratic Congressional Candidate for Michigan’s 11th District
Ms. Fayrouz Saad has worked at every level of government to keep communities safe and expand opportunities for families in Michigan. Her parents, who immigrated to Michigan over 40 years ago and started a business in Detroit’s Eastern Market, taught her that through hard work and determination anyone can achieve the American Dream. Fayrouz is running for Congress to ensure that promise is kept alive for all Michigan families. In 2008, Fayrouz joined a non-profit organization to encourage civic engagement and voter participation. Fayrouz then accepted an appointment in President Obama’s Administration at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), working to strengthen community policing efforts in the fight against terrorism, protect state and local critical infrastructure, and strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity. In 2015, Fayrouz became the first Director of Detroit’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, where she helped immigrants integrate into the city, find jobs and start businesses. Fayrouz also served as Board Chair for Emgage-USA MI – an organization she helped launch that fosters civic and electoral participation within the Muslim-American community.