Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12th, Democrat Michael Abraham officially launches his campaign to gain his party’s nod to unseat one-term conservative Republican Delegate Nick Rush in House District 7. Abraham is a Christiansburg native and current Blacksburg resident. A former owner of his family printing business, he’s now a local author and publisher. He’s written five books, including Harmonic Highways; Spine of the Virginias; Union, WV; Providence, VA; and War,West Virginia.
Mike has been active in both professional and community organizations, including Rotary International. From his page at amazon, here’s a brief bio:
Michael Abraham (1954- ) grew up in a Jewish family in Christiansburg, Virginia. He earned an engineering degree at Virginia Tech and has had a varied career in engineering, sales, marketing, management, and industrial real estate development and management. In semi-retirement in 2009, he began his writing career with the non-fiction travelogue, The Spine of the Virginias. In 2012, his third book, Harmonic Highways, was nominated for the 15th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Award.
In 2011 and 2012, he was a featured speaker at the Virginia Festival of the Book, the state’s most prestigious annual book event. He writes regularly for a number of publications, including the Valley Business Front, Blue Ridge Country, Roanoke Business magazine, Greenbrier Quarterly magazine and the (Montgomery County). News Messenger.
He is married and has a daughter.
Tomorrow, Abraham will discuss his background, qualifications, reasons for running, and key issues he’ll focus upon. He’ll be introduced by Steven Cochran, Montgomery County Democratic Party Chairman. Here are the details:
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Christiansburg Public Library
125 Sheltman Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
If you live in the New River Valley, I encourage you to turn out for Mike’s campaign launch.