|Mark Thorpe Abraham |
Louisiana State Senator for District 25 (Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis parishes)
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2020
|Preceded by||Dan "Blade" Morrish|
Louisiana State Representative
for District 36 (Calcasieu Parish)
January 2016 – January 13, 2020
|Preceded by||Chuck Kleckley|
|Succeeded by||Phillip Tarver|
|Born|| November 11, 1953|
Place of birth missing
Resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana
|Spouse(s)||Gina Margarete Roy Abraham|
|Alma mater|| Louisiana State University|
LSU Tigers football player
|Occupation||Real estate broker|
Mark Thorpe Abraham (born November 13, 1953) is a businessman from Lake Charles, Louisiana, who is the state senator for District 25, which encompasses Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis parishes. On January 13, 2020, Abraham, a Moderate Republican, succeeded Democrat-turned-Republican Senator Dan "Blade" Morrish of Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish.
From 2016 to 2020, Abraham served a single term in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He relinquished the House seat for his Senate campaign. Senatorial election returns gave Abraham 19,670 votes (54 percent). Two other Republicans, Kevin M. Berken and John E. "Johnny" Guin, a former state representative from Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish, polled 8,553 votes (24 percent) and 8,144 (22 percent), respectively.
Abraham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University in the capital city of Baton Rouge, at which he was an LSU Tigers football player. He is a former member of the Lake Charles City Council, the Port Authority, and the Louisiana International Trade Commission. A real estate broker, he co-owns other businesses, including a Cajun food company, a storage firm, a furniture and appliance rental company, and a shrimp and seafood processing plant. He is a member of the board of the Council for a Better Louisiana and Casa Aleluya, an orphanage in Guatemala. He and his wife, the former Gina Margarete Roy (born 1953),have three children.
In the October 24, 2015 primary election for House District 36, Abraham, with 5,607 votes (54.6 percent), defeated another Republican candidate, Keith DeSonier, who polled 4,654 votes (45.4 percent). He succeeded the term-limited Republican Representative Chuck Kleckley of Lake Charles, who had been Speaker of the House during the second administration of Republican Governor Bobby Jindal.