Abraham López served the Great State of New Jersey as the former Deputy Chief of Staff for Civic Engagement at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor where he oversaw the Department of State’s Division of Programs. Abraham also served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (NJCHPRD), a role he was named to by Governor Chris Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in March 2011. He brings over a decade of leadership experience in civic engagement, organizational development, Hispanic and faith-based grassroots communities, where he’s been responsible for community organizing, nonprofit management, and fundraising.
Prior to becoming NJCHPRD Executive Director, Abraham served in the Governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as Director of Hispanic and Faith-Based Affairs. There, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Administration’s aggressive outreach efforts to the State’s Hispanic community and its work with various communities of faith. Prior to joining state government, Mr. López was Deputy Coalitions Director for the Christie-Guadagno campaign.
In November 2015, Abraham was elected Committeeman of Westampton Township and elected by his peers in January of 2016 to serve as Deputy Mayor, making Abraham the youngest elected official and the first American of Hispanic ancestry to hold such positions in the township’s history. Abraham serves on the executive board of the Detective Melvin Santiago’s Dream Fund for New Recruits, Inc., and serves as a youth leader and children’s ministry classroom leader at his local church.
Abraham earned a Bachelors’s degree in Political Science from New Jersey City University in Jersey City, New Jersey and a Masters in Executive Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Abraham is Associate Manager of Public Relations and Communications at a Theme Park and resides in the City of Oviedo, Florida with his wife, Brenda, their son, Isaac Abraham, daughter Abriana Isabella and son Israel Alexander.
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