Center for Jewish Philanthropy Board of Trustees member Morgan Abraham was appointed this week to fill the vacancy in the Arizona House of Representatives left by Stephanie Stahl-Hamilton, who was appointed to fill a Senate vacancy.
Abraham, a Democrat, was appointed by Pima County supervisors to represent Legislative District 10, which includes both Tucson and unincorporated areas around the city. His appointment will begin during the House’s next legislative session starting in January 2022.
Abraham joined the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona in 2019. When the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona merged governance structures into a single Board in May 2021, Abraham joined as one of the inaugural members. Over the years, Abraham has shown a steadfast commitment to our Southern Arizona Jewish community, including participation in JFSA’s Young Men’s Group.
Of his time in the House of Representatives, Abraham says, “I’m looking forward to working with other state legislators to pass legislation that fights antisemitism and protect Israel.”
A U.S. Army Reserve officer, Abraham formerly served as head of the city of Tucson’s Metropolitan Housing Commission. He works currently as a real estate investor and has made news for buying the dilapidated Spanish Trail Motel in Tucson and turning it into affordable apartments with business partner Kevin Volk. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Arizona.