Bedford dentist and university professor Sura Hadad will carry the Progressive Conservative banner in Bedford South in the next election.
Hadad has lived in Nova Scotia for 29 years and she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie, and received a Masters of Education from Acadia University. In addition to her professional pursuits, she is a dedicated community volunteer and philanthropist. Last year she was honoured with the Dalhousie Alumni Aurum Award which recognizes outstanding alumni for contributions to their communities and the world.
“As a dentist, I understand the joys and hardships of both operating a small business and delivering healthcare in our community. As a professor at the Dalhousie School of Dentistry, I have the privilege of helping to prepare the health professionals of tomorrow,” Hadad said. “PC leader Tim Houston is presenting thoughtful solutions to the problems that hold Nova Scotians back. I am thrilled to be part of his team.”
In addition to helping her fellow Nova Scotians, Hadad has travelled twice to Africa to build a school and provide dental services free of charge to people in need there. She and her husband Nabil Alzaabi live in Bedford with their four children.
“I am very impressed by Sura’s drive to help people and her vast knowledge of our health care system,” Houston said. “She will be an effective voice for the people of Bedford South.”
Hadad is the third Muslim woman to join Houston’s PC team as an HRM candidate. In addition to Hadad, Nargis deMolitor is the PC Candidate in Clayton Park West and Nicole Mosher is the candidate for Fairview-Clayton Park.
The three women bring a wide array of experience to the PC team, but all are driven by public service and a desire to build a better province for their fellow Nova Scotians.
“It is important to me that the Progressive Conservative party reflect the diversity of our strong, tight-knit communities,” Houston said. “As a party, we made it a priority to knock down the barriers that have traditionally prevented women, immigrants and others from seeking elected office. I am overjoyed that our efforts have resulted in attracting excellent candidates like Nargis, Nicole and Sura.”