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Marin, Sonoma, Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Trinity Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Stacey Lawson

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 2

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Stacey Lawson + The Right Candidate for the 2nd District

With Congress mired in partisan gridlock and the economy only recovering slowly, the November 2012 election is a moment in which voters will ask "who is best to bring good middle-class jobs back to our communities?"

Will the answer be more politicians?

Or will it be the progressive-minded woman who has actually created jobs, promoted high-wage American manufacturing and spent nearly 20 years focused on the kind of sustainable economic development that will lead America back to prosperity?

In California's new 2nd District, where job creation is the very highest priority and the electorate is famously independent, Stacey Lawson's campaign for Congress is gaining momentum so quickly because she offers exactly the right set of skills and life experiences this diverse district needs during these difficult economic times.

Stacey is standing up for the shrinking middle class and fighting to re-open the doors of American opportunity for everyone because she lived it -- growing up in a blue-collar town, earning an education and then launching a series of innovative small businesses.

Lawson: The Most Powerful Qualifications

A small business owner and educator, only Stacey Lawson has created the kind of high-wage, middle-class jobs that this district needs. A student of public schools who became a chemical engineer and then went on to graduate from the Harvard Business School, Lawson has started small businesses, run major departments inside large companies, and created hundreds of jobs.

Her very first company developed technology to help American manufacturers design better products and stay competitive globally, helping to create and keep new middle-class jobs in America. Lawson also co-founded and teaches at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley, one of the nation's leading centers of economic innovation, small business advocacy and incubation.

Of the candidates in the 2nd District, only Stacey Lawson will bring the experience and perspective of a middle-class job creator to Congress.

Lawson: Standing Up for the Shrinking Middle Class

Raised in a rural, blue-collar coastal community of loggers and mill workers, and now a resident of Marin, Lawson has the life experiences that represent the broad diversity of this district. Lawson's family lived in a trailer in a rural setting and her father started out as a truck driver. He went on to found a small trucking business and helped lift the family from modest, working-class roots into the middle class. The possibilities in Stacey's own life were expanded by scholarships, government education loans and access to great public schools and universities.

Of the candidates in the 2nd District, only Stacey Lawson brings this deep personal experience to the job we need most: protecting and expanding investment in working people, educational opportunities and high-wage, middle-class jobs that will grow our economy.

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