Abraham Williams is the husband of Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard -currently a 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate.
Abraham’s wife is serving her fourth term in Congress, the 38-year-old Hawaii lawmaker is also a military veteran. Rep.
She became the youngest person to be elected to the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 at age 21. She served in the state’s House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004. From 2007 to 2009 she served in the U.S. Senate as an aide to Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hi.
Tulsi Gabbard served on the Honolulu City Council prior to her election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. She became the U.S. Congress’ first Hindu member and is also one of the first two female combat veterans elected to serve.
She has been married to current husband, Abraham for a few years. Meet him in his top facts.
#1 Abraham Williams isn’t into politics
Williams describes himself as a cinematographer, steadicam operator and camera operator. The freelance editor explains his love of film on his professional website “I love capturing images of people, their emotions, character, and telling their story. I am fascinated by light, and how it can affect the way an audience feels about the person they’re watching on the screen”
#2 Williams volunteered to work for her
The two had known each other causally but they got to know each other better in 2012 when Williams, a cinematographer, volunteered to help shoot Gabbard’s campaign ads when she was running for the U.S. Congress for the first time. He shot many of the notable images of her campaign. He waited for at least another year to ask her out.
#3 He is her second husband
Tulsi Gabbard was first married to Eduardo Tamayo. However, her long deployment to Iraq was ultimately too much for her first marriage, she and Tamayo reportedly remained friends after the divorce. The two were married from 2002 until 2006.
#4 They had a Vedic wedding ceremony
The couple had a traditional wedding in their Hindu faith. She told the India Herald , “We try to live our lives in service to others and God in a way that has a positive impact on others around us.”
She and Williams were married in 2015 in an outdoor ceremony as the sun set on Oahu, People reported. The ceremony was spiritual, and Gabbard wore a Lacha-style traditional Indian wedding dress.
#5 He keeps a low profile
Williams provides the videos and photos that are used for Gabbard’s campaigns. And although they work closely together, he has refrained from publicly commenting on his wife’s political life and has stayed out of the spotlight.
#6 Williams enjoys the outdoors
Judging from his social media is easy to say Abraham Williams has an affinity for the outdoors. He’s particularly big on hiking and surfing -an interest he and Tulsi both share. He even popped the question one evening while he and Gabbard were taking on the waves.
#7 He is active on social media
Williams is active on Instagram where he has over 3k followers. He often shares work related images and has also posted numerous photos with his wife.
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