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}}{{tnr}} '''Michael Abraham''' {{2013is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|District 7]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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}}{{tnr}} '''Michael Abraham''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|District 7]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20List%20of%2011_5_13%20House%20of%20Delegates%20Candidates%20by%20District.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District", Accessed July 11, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Abraham earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech University in 1976.<ref name=bioPVS>[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/144790/michael-abraham#.UhzhHj_9Uv8 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Michael Abraham," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> He has worked in sales, marketing, and management, and is a published author with five books in print circulation.<ref name=bioWEBSITE/>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Abraham's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://abrahamfordelegate.com/the-issues/ ''Abraham for Delegate'', "The Issues," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "To maintain a competitive position in the world economy, we need an educated work force. We must be willing to invest to keep our educational system strong. Everyone in our economy and our society benefits from a vital educational system."
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*'''Energy & the Environment
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Excerpt: "Quite literally, energy makes everything happen! Most of our energy comes from the burning of limited fossil fuels, principally coal, oil, and natural gas. While brilliant engineers have brought into play new technologies to make the extraction, burning, and disposal processes cleaner and more efficient, there are still many problems."
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*'''Healthcare
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Excerpt: "Nationally, our healthcare is the most expensive in the world, yet our outcomes are poor. Healthcare is one of the greatest factors nationally leading to financial strife and bankruptcy. Our companies are hamstrung relative to foreign competitors as our companies are burdened with the costs of providing for their employees rather than a socialized system."
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*'''Jobs & the Economy
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Excerpt: "Since the days of Ronald Reagan, Americans have been led to believe that jobs emanate from the top of the economic food chain, that the richest among us are the “job creators” who must be protected, and a proverbial rising tide will lift all boats. Cruelly, many people cling to this failed model in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary."
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*'''Transportation
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Excerpt: "My district’s primary transportation corridor is Interstate 81, which is currently operating at well over its design capacity. Accidents are too frequent. Much of the problem is the high percentage of tractor-trailers on the road. Warehouses have been supplanted by the "inventory on wheels" that the just-in-time system of trucks provides. It is clear that simply building more lanes on I-81 is not a suitable long-term answer."
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*'''Women’s Rights, Civil Rights
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Excerpt: "The current Republican leadership in Richmond is openly hostile towards women, gays, and minorities. For a better economy, for a more harmonious society, and for simple human fairness, this must stop."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Abraham is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 7.  Abraham ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic PrimaryThe general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Abraham ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 7.  Abraham ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Democratic]] primaryHe was defeated by incumbent [[Larry Rush]] (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 7 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = Larry Rush
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|votes1 = 13238
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|candidate2 = Michael Abraham
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 7109
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|votes3=27
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==Personal==
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|{{#ev:youtube|QSZ6f9VOhkg|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Michael Abraham announces his bid for the House of Delegates</span>
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Abraham and his wife, Jane, have one child, Whitney.<ref name=bioPVS/> He is a native of Christiansburg and a member of the Blacksburg Rotary Club.<ref name=bioWEBSITE>[http://abrahamfordelegate.com/meet-michael/ ''Michael Abraham'', "Meet Michael," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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==External links==
 
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*[http://abrahamfordelegate.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/144790/michael-abraham#.UhzhHj_9Uv8 ''Project Vote Smart'', "Michael Abraham," accessed August 27, 2013]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZ6f9VOhkg YouTube video of announcement of candidacy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/DelMichaelAbraham Abraham's Facebook page]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:15, 12 December 2013

Michael Abraham
Michael Abraham.jpg
Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 7
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolChristiansburg High School
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech University, 1976
Personal
Place of birthChristiansburg, VA
ProfessionWriter and publisher
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael Abraham was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 7 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Abraham earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech University in 1976.[2] He has worked in sales, marketing, and management, and is a published author with five books in print circulation.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Abraham's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Education

Excerpt: "To maintain a competitive position in the world economy, we need an educated work force. We must be willing to invest to keep our educational system strong. Everyone in our economy and our society benefits from a vital educational system."

  • Energy & the Environment

Excerpt: "Quite literally, energy makes everything happen! Most of our energy comes from the burning of limited fossil fuels, principally coal, oil, and natural gas. While brilliant engineers have brought into play new technologies to make the extraction, burning, and disposal processes cleaner and more efficient, there are still many problems."

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "Nationally, our healthcare is the most expensive in the world, yet our outcomes are poor. Healthcare is one of the greatest factors nationally leading to financial strife and bankruptcy. Our companies are hamstrung relative to foreign competitors as our companies are burdened with the costs of providing for their employees rather than a socialized system."

  • Jobs & the Economy

Excerpt: "Since the days of Ronald Reagan, Americans have been led to believe that jobs emanate from the top of the economic food chain, that the richest among us are the “job creators” who must be protected, and a proverbial rising tide will lift all boats. Cruelly, many people cling to this failed model in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "My district’s primary transportation corridor is Interstate 81, which is currently operating at well over its design capacity. Accidents are too frequent. Much of the problem is the high percentage of tractor-trailers on the road. Warehouses have been supplanted by the "inventory on wheels" that the just-in-time system of trucks provides. It is clear that simply building more lanes on I-81 is not a suitable long-term answer."

  • Women’s Rights, Civil Rights

Excerpt: "The current Republican leadership in Richmond is openly hostile towards women, gays, and minorities. For a better economy, for a more harmonious society, and for simple human fairness, this must stop."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Abraham ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 7. Abraham ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Larry Rush (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 7 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Rush Incumbent 65% 13,238
     Democratic Michael Abraham 34.9% 7,109
     Other Write-in 0.1% 27
Total Votes 20,374

Personal


Michael Abraham announces his bid for the House of Delegates

Abraham and his wife, Jane, have one child, Whitney.[2] He is a native of Christiansburg and a member of the Blacksburg Rotary Club.[3]

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