Previously being a pilot, Abraham noted that he is part of an organization called Pilots for Patients. Pilots for Patients in a non-profit organization that has volunteer pilots help transport patients. Typically, these patients have cancer and need to get somewhere for treatments.

East Baton Rouge Republican Women met for a luncheon on February 28 at Juban's Creole Restaurant in Baton Rouge.

This month, the organization was honored to have U.S. Congressman, Ralph Abraham as their guest speaker. Abraham is also an announced candidate for Governor.

Congressman Abraham was a previously practicing physician, a veterinarian for ten years, a businessman, and a pilot. He is on a Science, Space, and Technology Committee on the House to help focus on enhancing cyber security abilities. Abraham grew up in Richland Parish in Louisiana.

"Although my name is Ralph, many people call me Doc. I lived on a farm growing up, and I live on a farm now with my wife. I've served in the National Guard, and having served, I believe that helps to represent our veterans in Louisiana. Sometimes, I'll still help with search and rescues," Abraham said.

Previously being a pilot, Abraham noted that he is part of an organization called Pilots for Patients. Pilots for Patients in a non-profit organization that has volunteer pilots help transport patients. Typically, these patients have cancer and need to get somewhere for treatments.

Abraham went on to explain his candidacy for Governor.

"I truly believe in Ronald Reagan's eleventh amendment of 'Thou shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican,' and I never have anything ill to say of my Republicans," he said. "I do believe, however, that our state is heading in the wrong direction, and that many people in the country have begun to put the government before the people."

As candidate for Governor, Abraham wants to focus on putting Louisiana families first again. He stated that he does not want to simply make businesses bigger, but to actually make them smaller so they're capable of providing to residents.

A main focus of his is to get the government out of our lives as much as possible, and get Louisiana spending under control, because Abraham "hasn't seen any money that has been taking for roads and improvements actually be spent on those things. We have millions in transport funding, but we're not spending it on these important places."

Moreover, Abraham noted thousands of people who leave Louisiana to go to Texas and pick up a check for work. He also claims businesses are fighting to leave the state.

"Running for governor, we have an opportunity to turn this ship around and set it straight," Abraham said.

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