Why Chose Jim Lawrence?
Washington is broken. Only an outsider can fix it.
Jim Lawrence is a veteran, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, a small business owner, and a proud father of eight children. As a state legislator, he worked tirelessly to reduce the size of government, cut taxes, and promote liberty. His business is built on finding waste in government and eliminating it. Jim Lawrence will take his values and experience to a broken Washington, listen to the people of New Hampshire, and begin fixing the problem.
A message from Jim Lawrence:
Our forefathers fought to protect our liberties. The duty of our generation, like every generation, is to continue their fight to preserve our birthright as free Americans.
I was blessed with parents who modeled integrity, perseverance, and resilience in their work and life. They instilled in me a strong work ethic and a drive to achieve. My parents were both born and raised in the Bronx, New York. My father served in Vietnam and later became chief of personnel for the New York Police Department. My mother worked for IBM, rising to become an executive.
How I was raised shaped how I have lived my life. I have dedicated my life in public service, first as a member of America’s armed forces and later as a legislator, to the protection of liberty. I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy at the age of 21 and began my service in the military. At the age of 30, I was elected State Representative, serving three terms in the State House. During my time in the legislature, I fought to strengthen the economy and improve the lives of the people of New Hampshire. Fifteen years ago, I founded a small consulting firm that specializes in streamlining the federal government. I am proud of what we have accomplished: saving the taxpayers millions of dollars by eliminating waste, improving efficiency, and providing better services.
Two years ago, I saw a need for my experience and skills in Washington and ran for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District. Despite entering the race late, we earned 20 percent of the vote in just 91 days of campaigning. I continue to believe that we need more voices in Washington who have experience making tough choices and will truly represent the interests of the taxpayers.
My greatest achievement, however, has been raising a family of eight children. As a parent, I remain committed to passing on the same love of country, work ethic, and values my parents instilled in me.
I am honored and humbled that so many people in this great state have asked me to once again run for Congress. As a veteran, small business owner, statesman, and—most importantly—a father, I pledge to work for you with the utmost integrity, perseverance, and resilience. My family and I are ready to take this on and make it a new day for you, the American people. Let’s unleash our potential!
Runaway federal spending has mortgaged our future. Today, we owe more than $19.2 trillion, nearly $60,000 for every man, woman, and child in America. We must cut spending, eliminate waste, and reduce the size and reach of the federal government.
Jobs and the Economy
The more jobs that are created, the more earning power we all have as workers. And jobs are created when taxes are low, government gets out of the way, and entrepreneurs are able to invest in creating or expanding businesses. We must cut regulation and red tape, reduce taxes on job-creators, and eliminate government waste and overreach.
As a veteran, I have seen firsthand that America is strong when our friends trust us and our enemies respect us. We must maintain a strong military and be cautious and measured when deciding to commit our armed forces to battle. But once we engage, we must win decisively and then come home.
We spend too much time and money simply preparing our taxes each year and trying to make sense of a corrupt tax system. And Washington uses loopholes and giveaways to reward donors, pick winners and losers, and expand its power. I support a simplified and fair flat tax.
New Hampshire’s veterans deserve better. We must demand more responsive services from the Veterans Administration, including a dedicated hospital, expanded health care coverage, career services, and family support.
Every year we cede more power – and more tax money – to the federal Department of Education in Washington. We must reclaim our power, through local school boards, to educate our children. That includes giving parents choice of public, private, and home schools.
I support replacing Obamacare with a system that allows for lower costs and more patient choice. We must allow portability of health care coverage between jobs, make insurance available across state lines, and demand price transparency from health care providers.
The 2nd Amendment
As a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I believe that the right to bear arms must never be infringed. Our founders understood that the 2nd Amendment isn’t just about hunting or home protection. It is the foundation of a free nation.
I believe that life begins at conception and am strongly pro-life. We all have a role in protecting life, promoting adoption and pre-natal services, and providing support for those who need our help.