About LAWRENCE DALE
Every 7th District election cycle brings another new group of candidates pronouncing that they are going to:"work hard for their constituents", "bring high paying jobs", "access more federal, state and private investment for the District". Yet they never come through and our District stays in seemingly perpetual economic doldrums.There is a reason for this: Party endorsed candidates are prevented from making real change because the Democratic Party , for example, fears losing their high roller contributors who fund candidates' political campaigns.The Republican and Democratic Party are private organization and they must select candidates who tow the line in conformance to the will of it's wealthy benefactors from big oil, big banks big insurance the finance and other major big corporate contributors. Because big corporations are calling all the shots, the electorate becomes alienated and believe democracy doesn't work.This is exactly outcome "American"multi billionaire extremist who adore the leaders of totalitarian governments want.
Rather than fight for public funding of elections that would give each citizen candidate a level playing field under which to conduct their electioneering, the two major parties pretend that the stacked U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling in 2010 never happened. No wonder.This anti democratic ruling benefits both the two party organizations allowing them to go on pretending to be pillars of democracy, and it benefits big businesses by allowing them to buy election out comes. Since 2010, big oil, big agribusiness, big banks, big pharma and all major commercial interests-have the legal right to interfere in our democratic elections effectively rigging our elections by choosing the winners in advance.
Lawrence is an FDR Democrat. He puts country and his District before party and looks to his constituents for his campaign funding n as it should be short of providing only public funding for conducting all elections. For those reading this, please donate what you can afford in order to keep our campaign for economic justice and fair elections alive.
Work History:Lawrence has been living and working in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District since 2006. First as an independent contractor selling value added meat products and since 2011 selling insurance. Due to the Financial Crisis of 2007-08, he lost his food products business and in 2011 he became state licensed to sell Health and Life Insurance which he still markets.
Political Involvement: In 2014, Lawrence ran as a Green for the 7th Congressional District. It was his opposition to the Wisconsin’s infamous 2014 Mining Bill sponsored by Tom Tiffany that moved him to run as a Green Party endorsed candidate.During that time he was endorsed by one of the largest Native American communities in Wisconsin, i.e., the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Council.
In 2016, Lawrence supported Bernie Sanders and worked as a phone bank volunteer calling hundreds of primary voters nationwide to get out the vote. He was a Sander’s delegate for Vilas County that year. To see a county by county list of Sanders' Delegates from the 7th Congressional District , click: “Honor Roll”
A Bernie-crat Arrives: In 2016, Lawrence ran as FDR Democrat for Wisconsin's 34thState Assembly seat. He did this upon learning that Democratic Party "leadership" would contest the Republican incumbent. Lawrence filed his own Nomination Petitions running as an (FDR) style Democrat to no avail.
Education: Lawrence completed his Masters degree at the University of Oregon’s College of Business where he majored in industrial and labor relations with focus on economics. His bachelor's degree was completed at The Ohio University, where he majored in Government with a focus on comparative governments and political theory.
Research: Lawrence’s authored a comprehensive study entitled: Report on the Commercial Feasibility of a Farmer Owned Slaughter Plant, Meat Processing, Direct Marketing Cooperative. His study was vetted as commercially viable at the time by a NDSU agricutural economist.
Military Service: Lawrence’s Army Artillery service and his one year tour in Vietnam earned him G.I. Bill funding for his higher education and lifetime VA national healthcare coverage.
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