Ralph Abraham

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Dr. Ralph Abraham
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U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionDecember 6, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMangham High School
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
M.D.Louisiana State University School of Medicine
OtherLouisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
Personal
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
Ralph Abraham was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] Abraham received enough votes to run against Jamie Mayo (D) in a runoff election. He defeated Mayo in the runoff election on December 6, 2014.[2]

Biography

Abraham grew up in northeast Louisiana. After graduating from Mangham High School in 1972, he went on to earn his bachelor's degree, Doctor Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University.[3]

From April 1986 to June 1989, Abraham served in the United States Coast Guard.[3]

Professionally, Abraham practiced as a veterinarian before earning his medical degree. He has practiced general family medicine since 1995. He also works as a flight instructor and aviation medical examiner.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Abraham listed the following issues on his campaign website:[4]

  • Gun control
Excerpt: "I’ll stand with you to stop our federal government from taking away our freedom and the right to protect ourselves and our families."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Obamacare is broken. As a physician, I see the problems with it everyday and know I can offer solutions to improve it."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "No new taxes for businesses and individuals."
  • Congressional term limits
Excerpt: "I support term limits for Members of Congress."
  • Congressional salaries
Excerpt: "It should be an honor and a privilege to serve your country and NOT a paid position. If law dictates a salary, then I will donate the salary ($174,000/year) to charities; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The Independence Fund (provides TRACK Chairs for wounded Veterans who are missing both arms and legs or paralyzed.) YOU should not pay a penny for representation."

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

December 6, 2014 runoff election

Abraham defeated Jamie Mayo in the runoff election on December 6, 2014. Both candidates placed as the top vote receivers in the November 4, 2014 general election.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Runoff Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Abraham 64.2% 134,612
     Democratic Jamie Mayo 35.8% 75,004
Total Votes 209,616
Source: Politico 100 Percent Reporting Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

November 4, 2014 general election

Abraham ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 5th District.[1] He secured enough votes to participate in a runoff election against Jamie Mayo.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Vance McAllister Incumbent 11.11% 26,606
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Abraham 23.16% 55,489
     Republican Harris Brown 4.13% 9,890
     Republican Zach Dasher 22.39% 53,628
     Republican Clyde Holloway 7.46% 17,877
     Republican Ed Tarpley Jr. 1.92% 4,594
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJamie Mayo 28.22% 67,611
     Libertarian Charles Saucier 0.92% 2,201
     Green Eliot Barron 0.69% 1,655
Total Votes 239,551
Source: Ralph Abraham and Jamie Mayo are headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014.' Louisiana Secretary of State

Personal

Abraham and his wife, Dianne, have three children.[3]

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