|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5|
|January 2015 - Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Vance McAllister (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Cost per vote||$5.83 in 2014|
|First elected||December 6, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Mangham High School|
|Bachelor's||Louisiana State University|
|M.D.||Louisiana State University School of Medicine|
|Other||Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine|
|Service/branch||United States Coast Guard|
|Place of birth||Monroe, Louisiana|
|Profession||Physician and Veterinarian|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Abraham graduated from Mangham High School in 1972, and went on to earn his bachelor's degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 1980. From 1986 to 1989, Abraham served in the Mississippi National Guard Special Forces. He later returned to Louisiana State and earned his M.D. in 1994.
Abraham worked as a veterinarian prior to earning his medical degree and became a general family practitioner in 1995. He has also worked as a flight instructor since 1980 and an aviation medical examiner since 2007.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Abraham's academic, professional and political career:
- 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District
- 1994: Graduated Louisiana State University School of Medicine with an M.D.
- 1986-1989: Mississippi National Guard Special Forces
- 1980: Graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine with a D.V.M.
- 1980: Graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.A.
Abraham serves on the following committees:
Abraham listed the following issues on his campaign website:
- 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."
- Excerpt: "Obamacare is broken. As a physician, I see the problems with it everyday and know I can offer solutions to improve it."
- 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."
December 6, 2014
Abraham defeated Jamie Mayo in the runoff election on December 6, 2014. Both candidates placed as the top vote receivers in the election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Runoff Election, 2014|
|Source: Louisiana Secretary of State|
November 4, 2014
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Vance McAllister Incumbent||11.11%||26,606|
|Republican||Ed Tarpley Jr.||1.92%||4,594|
|Source: Louisiana Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor history
Comprehensive donor information for Abraham is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Abraham raised a total of $824,819 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 15, 2015.
|Ralph Abraham's Campaign Contribution History|
|2014||U.S. House (Louisiana, District 5)||$824,819|
|Grand Total Raised||$824,819|
Abraham won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Abraham's campaign committee raised a total of $824,819 and spent $784,868. This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.
Cost per vote
Abraham spent $5.83 per general election vote received in 2014.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5, 2014 - Ralph Abraham Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$1,490,145|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$1,484,894|
|Top contributors to Ralph Abraham's campaign committee|
|Affinity Health Group||$10,609|
|Caney Bayou Farms||$7,600|
|Gamble Guest Care||$6,500|
|Willis-Knighton Health System||$6,200|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$70,350|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Abraham and his wife, Dianne, have three grown children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Ralph + Abraham + Louisiana + Congress"
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- United States House of Representatives
- Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Louisiana's 5th Congressional District
- Ralph Abraham for Congress, "Ralph Abraham For Congress," accessed June 3, 2014
- Politico, "House Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
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- Ralph Abraham for Congress, "About," accessed February 6, 2015
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Ralph Abraham," accessed January 26, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
- Ralph Abraham for Congress, "Issues," accessed July 22, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Ralph Abraham," accessed April 15, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Ralph Abraham 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 6, 2015
- Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 6, 2015
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