Abraham “A.J.” Daoud is southern born and raised. As the NCGOP 6th District Chairman, A.J. has lead the District to unify and focus on supporting candidates. Under Chairman Daoud, the 6th district was the only district to work with all statewide Republican candidates in the 2014 and 2016 elections. A.J.'s wife Angie is a former county chairman and is very active statewide and with the Federated Women's Organization.
In 2013, Governor McCrory appointed A.J. to the North Carolina Lottery Commission.
The 2012 Secretary of State election marked A.J.'s first run for public office in North Carolina. Over the years A.J. has worked to elect Donald Trump, Pat McCrory, Jim Holshouser and Jesse Helms as well as many other local, state, and National races.
Daoud began his career in public service working as a police officer, and used his law enforcement credentials to become Executive Director of a non-profit organization aimed at gang-prevention called the local Police Athletic League. He eventually moved into the private sector as a small business owner serving 3 states and employing over 50 people. He earned his MBA and consulted professionally with other small business owners to help guide their expansion efforts.
While pursuing his business interest, Daoud remained true to his service roots. He helped create a state organization connecting PALs (Police Athletic League’s) in various cities, served as Vice President at the national level, and lobbied for the Missing and Exploited Children act.
Active in the community, Daoud lent his time and energies in community service organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity and United Way. He served as the Chairman of the Pilot Mountain Planning and Zoning Board, and has worked on the Mayor's Downtown Task Force.
A.J. has two children, Joey, who lives in California and Baileigh, who lives in Florida, and is married to Angie Thomas Daoud; they live in East Bend.