Ralph Abraham

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Dr. Ralph Abraham
Candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
Elections and appointments
Next primaryNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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
Campaign website
Ralph Abraham is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1]


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.[2]

From April 1986 to June 1989, Abraham served in the United States Coast Guard.[2]

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.[2]


Campaign themes


Abraham listed the following issues on his campaign website:[3]

  • 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."



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

Abraham is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 5th District.[1] Abraham is running as a Republican candidate in the primary on November 4, 2014.


Abraham and his wife, Dianne, have three children.[2]

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