Abraham Williams is the proud husband of 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. Gabbard officially launched her presidential campaign on February 2, 2019, during a rally in her home state of Hawaii.
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.
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.
Her husband Abraham, has worked along her side. Check him out in his top facts.
#1 He is her second husband
Tulsi was first married to Eduardo Tamayo. However, her long deployment to Iraq was ultimately too much for her first marriage, but she and Tamayo remained friends after the divorce. The two were married from 2002 until 2006. She’s been happily married to Williams since 2015.
#2 Abraham 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 waited for at least another year to ask her out.
#3 They had a Vedic wedding ceremony
The couple had a traditional wedding to 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.
#4 He has his own website
Abraham 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”
#5 He has kept out of the spotlight
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.