Albert “Max” Abramson (born April 29, 1976) is an American politician currently serving as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham District 20 (Hampton Falls, Seabrook). He is currently running for President in the 2020 election, seeking the Libertarian nomination.
In 2010, Abramson was a candidate in the Republican primaries for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham District 14, but lost. Following his resignation from the Seabrook Planning Board and Budget Committee, Abramson announced a run for the position of the Rockingham County attorney’s office as a Libertarian, remarking that the office was “overstaffed” and was not investigating “violence, sexual misconduct, and theft by police officers”.
Abramson was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as a Republican, representing Rockingham district 20 in late 2014. In May 2016, Abramson announced that he had changed his party registration from Republican to Libertarian. In September, he was nominated as the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire’s candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, garnering 4.3% of the popular vote. Abramson’s campaign, buoyed by Gary Johnson’s campaign, won major party status and automatic ballot access for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire for the first time in 20 years.
Following the 2016 election, Abramson switched back to the Republican Party and was re-elected in 2018 to the seat he previously held in the Legislature.
2020 presidential campaign
Following the 2018 election, he announced his return to the Libertarian Party to campaign for the 2020 Libertarian presidential nomination.
Abramson officially announced his campaign for President under the Libertarian banner on June 30, 2019, two days after again defecting from the Republican Party. Abramson is currently the only incumbent elected official running for the Libertarian nomination. He has stated that his primary campaign platform is to bring troops home and cut the national debt. Moreover, the goal of Abramson’s campaign is not “necessarily” to win the presidency, but to elect as many Libertarians to legislature seats as possible.