Robert A. Abraham has served his hometown as councilman since Jan. 1, 2002. He was elected to his fourth term as Councilman in the November 2013 election. He wants to protect Dearborn’s foundation and help mold its future. He is committed to assist in delivering first-rate public services, and believes in safeguarding the city and enhancing Dearborn’s quality of life. Augmenting economic growth to increase property values and encourage desirable development is of utter importance to him.
Councilman Abraham is a third generation Dearborn resident. He graduated from Fordson High School (1985) and earned All-State honors in track and cross-country. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Computer Science from Hillsdale College (1989) and earned All-American honors in track.
In 1991, Councilman Abraham was licensed by the State of Michigan as a Certified Public Accountant. He owned and operated the Dearborn Certified Public Accounting Firm Robert A. Abraham and Associates from 1992-2005. In 2005, he became the Chief Financial Officer for a Global Supplier of Specialty Steel. Since 2012, Councilman Abraham has been the Chief Financial Officer for one of the nation’s largest tile distributors.
He remains actively involved in a variety of community service organizations. Councilman Abraham is a member of the Henry Ford Community College Foundation (Board member and Vice Chairman), Fordson Varsity Club (Board of Directors and Treasurer), ACCESS, and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. Bob also supports the Dearborn Goodfellows, Exchange Club, Rotary Club, Optimist Club, Arab American National Museum, Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter and other local organizations.
Councilman Abraham has worked diligently over the years to help make improvements to the City of Dearborn. He has been an integral part of many revitalization efforts, among them the West Village Commons and development of west downtown Dearborn, and the investment of almost $2 billion in Dearborn by Severstal North America. Through his work on the council, he also supported such projects as the University of Michigan-Dearborn student housing, the Dearborn Town Center, and the Intermodal Passenger Rail Station.
Councilman Abraham’s primary goal remains to balance public services and safety with the financial challenges of the city.
Bob and his wife, Mary Ann, have three children: Brandon, Jared and Mary Kate.