Max Abramson

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Max Abramson
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Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
from the 20th Rockingham district
Assumed office
2018
In office
2014–2016
Personal details
Born
Albert "Max" Abramson

(1976-04-29) April 29, 1976 (age 43)
Kent, Washington
Political partyLibertarian (2012, 2016, 2019-present)
Other political
affiliations
Republican (2010–2012, 2014–2016, 2017–2019)
EducationGreat Bay Community College

Albert "Max" Abramson (born April 29, 1976) is an American politician currently serving as a Libertarian member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham District 20 (Hampton Falls, Seabrook). He is currently running for President in the 2020 election, seeking the Libertarian nomination.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Abramson was a candidate in the Republican primaries for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham District 14, but lost.[1] Following his resignation from the Seabrook Planning Board and Budget Committee, Abramson announced a run for the position of the Rockingham County attorney's office as a Libertarian, remarking that the office was "overstaffed" and was not investigating “violence, sexual misconduct, and theft by police officers”.[2]

Abramson was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as a Republican, representing Rockingham district 20 in late 2014.[3] In May 2016, Abramson announced that he had changed his party registration from Republican to Libertarian.[4] In September he was nominated as the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire's candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, garnering 4.3% of the popular vote.[5] Abramson's campaign, buoyed by Gary Johnson's campaign, won major party status and automatic ballot access for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire for the first time in 20 years.[6]

Following the 2016 election, Abramson switched back to the Republican Party and was re-elected in 2018 to the seat he previously held in the Legislature.[7]

In 2019, he returned again to the Libertarian Party and announced his campaign for the 2020 Libertarian presidential nomination.[8]

2020 presidential campaign[edit]

Abramson officially announced his campaign for President under the Libertarian banner on June 30, 2019, two days after again defecting from the Republican Party.[9][10] Abramson is currently the only elected official running for the Libertarian nomination.[11] He has stated that his primary campaign platform is to bring troops home and cut the national debt. Moreover, the goal of Abramson's campaign is not "necessarily" to win the presidency, but to elect as many Libertarians to legislature seats as possible.[12]

Felony conviction[edit]

On December 19, 2010, Abramson was arrested after firing a gun outside his crowded home. Abramson claimed he did this to break up a fight happening inside his home.[3] At the time, Abramson was a member of the Seabrook Planning Board and Budget Committee.[13] In March 2012, Abramson was convicted of felony reckless conduct for the incident.[14][13] He resigned from the Planning Board on July 17, 2012.That stray bullet also stuck and killed a mouse and he was convicted of rodenticide. [15]

Electoral history[edit]

2012 Rockingham County attorney election[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Reams 76,471 52.3%
Democratic Joseph Plaia 60,210 41.2%
Libertarian Max Abramson 9,473 6.5%
Total votes 146,208 100.0%
New Hampshire's gubernatorial election, 2016[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chris Sununu 354,040 48.84% +1.41%
Democratic Colin Van Ostern 337,589 46.57% -5.81%
Libertarian Max Abramson 31,243 4.31% N/A
n/a Write-ins 1,991 0.28% +0.09%
Total votes 724,863 100.0% N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cronin, Patrick (September 10, 2010). "Primary in District 14 rep. race". Seacoast Online. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Haddad, Jim (November 3, 2012). "After arrest, Seabrook Libertarian seeks county attorney's job; other Rock. County races listed". Fosters.com. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "NH House leaders weighing future of rep convicted of felony". WMUR-TV. December 30, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "New Hampshire Legislator Changes Registration from 'Republican' to 'Libertarian". Ballot Access News. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Max. "Seabrook Rep. Max Abramson running for governor". seacoastonline.com.
  6. ^ "NH Libertarians Officially Recognized as Party For First time in 20 Years + "Free Staters" Win 15+ State Rep Races". November 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Welcome to the NH General Court | NH General Court". www.gencourt.state.nh.us.
  8. ^ "WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Max Abramson". July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Abramson, Max (June 30, 2019). "REP. MAX ABRAMSON ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID--BRING THE TROOPS HOME". Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Winger, Richard (June 29, 2019). "New Hampshire Legislator Changes Registration from Republican to Libertarian". Ballot Access News. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Ryan, Aidan (August 1, 2019). "N.H. legislator seeks Libertarian Party presidential nomination". Boston Globe. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Sullivan, Max (July 28, 2019). "Seabrook's Abramson seeks Libertarian presidential nomination". The Portsmouth Herald. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  13. ^ a b Chiaramida, Angeljean (March 21, 2012). "Town official convicted in gun incident". The Daily News. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Cronin, Patrick (March 20, 2012). "Seabrook politician is found guilty". Seacoast Online. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  15. ^ Holroyd, Corrine (April 25, 2014). "Convicted Seabrook resident running for governor". Seacoast Online. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  16. ^ "County Offices – 2012 General Election". The State of New Hampshire. November 6, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  17. ^ "2016 General Election Information and Results". Secretary of State, New Hampshire. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

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