Paula Aboud

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Paula Aboud
Arizona State Senate District 28
Former officeholder
In office
2007-January 10, 2013
Minority Whip, Arizona State Senate
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedJanuary 2006
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona, 1972
BirthdayMarch 20, 1950
Place of birthTucson, AZ
ProfessionReal Estate Agent
Office website
Personal website
Paula Aboud (b. March 20, 1950) was a Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate from 2007 to 2013. She represented the 28th District from her election in 2006 and re-election in 2008 to January 2013.

Aboud earned her B.A. in English from the University of Arizona in 1972. She has also received Life Coach Training from the Coaches Training Institute as well as her Certificate of Teaching from the Arizona Department of Education. She was trained in mediation by the American Arbitration Association.

After earning her degree, Aboud became an English teacher, as well as the tennis coach and volleyball coach at Rincon High School. She then worked in the Director of the Racquets Program at Colby College as a coach and instructor from 1984 to 1992. Aboud later became a property manager for the Masadi Investment Group from 1995 to 2001.

Aboud served as president for the Democrats of Greater Tucson from 2001 to 2004. She also served as First Vice Chair on Legislative District 28 for the Pima County Democrats from 2002 to 2004.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Aboud served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Aboud served on these committees:



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Aboud won re-election to the 28th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Republican Greg Krino, and Independents Dave Ewoldt and Ted Downing in the November 2 general election.[1]

Arizona State Senate, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paula Aboud (D) 31,331
Greg Krino (R) 18,092
Ted Downing (I) 3,475
Dave Ewoldt (I) 1,645


In 2008 Aboud was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 28. She ran unopposed and finished with 53,343 votes.[2] Aboud raised $4,242 for her campaign fund.

Arizona State Senate, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paula Aboud (D) 53,343

Campaign donors


In 2010, Aboud raised $43,601 in contributions.[3]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $33,675 to her campaign.


In 2008 Aboud raised $4,242 in campaign donations. Her top two contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
Arizona Association of Realtors $1,600
Cox Communication $750


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[5]


Aboud received a score of 42 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of D- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 11 higher than her score on the 2011 report card. Aboud’s 42 in 2012 was tied for the 23rd highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[5]

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See Paula Aboud's official website for a list of sponsored legislation.


Aboud has a partner, Terri Berg.

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Preceded by
Arizona State Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Adam Driggs (R)