Gary Abrams for Culver City City Council

Gary Abrams’ legacy epitomizes the basic stitching in the fabric of America’s identity. Growing up in New Jersey and eventually St. Petersburg, Florida, he watched his father and uncle build various successful start-up businesses. His familial role models became successful and respected businessmen because their companies exemplified the virtues of hard work, integrity, vision and awareness of the community and its constituents’ needs. Having witnessed the success of extending solid family values to work and community, these basic values intrinsically defined who Gary Abrams is, and his contributions.

After high school, he received his nursing degree from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Aside from various nursing positions Gary also worked directly with Norton Simon for 5 years. Gary is a voracious volunteer for community betterment projects. He received the See’s Candy Linwood E. Howe Volunteer of the Year 2009-10 Award. His other contributions include YMCA basketball coach and AYSO referee.

Gary moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and has been a Culver City homeowner since 1993. A visionary in health, he owned one of Culver City's first health food stores and restaurants.

He is married and has three children. His wife Belinda is Charge Nurse for the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and shares his commitment to American Veterans.

His eldest daughter Dwan Abrams is a bestselling author, MBA, and a professor at The University of Virginia. His 19-year old son, currently attends Santa Monica College and is planning to begin his junior year at the University of California, Berkley in the fall. His youngest son attends Culver City Middle School.

Currently Gary works for Angeles Home Health Care as a registered nurse with advanced specialties. He is also the owner of a state licensed residential elderly care facility since 1991. Gary is a good father to children, a good husband to his wife, and a good nurse to the people he currently cares for; being a good Culver City Council member will naturally follow that.