If the past decade has shown us anything, it has demonstrated that those who have been in government for a long time have their best interests at heart, not ours. Careless spending, over-regulation of the daily lives of Virginians, and failure to listen to the citizens. That is what we have in Richmond. With Lawrence, you get someone who cares about the people and will work tirelessly to end senseless and unneeded government spending and over-reach, keeping your hard-earned money where it belongs: in your pocket.
Ending Bi-Partisan Bickering
Some of our biggest issues can be solved with open communication and active listening. Unfortunately, most of our elected representatives refuse to see across the aisle. Most of them vote by party affiliation. That is NOT how Lawrence does business. At the end of the day, we are all neighbors. Republican or Democrat, blue or red, that shouldn’t matter. Lawrence will work to bridge the gap across the aisle, working to make the lives of citizens in the 79th District, and by extension all of Virginia, better for a stronger future.
Supporting Small Business
Today, more than ever, small businesses are failing. With the ongoing restrictions and mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more small businesses will close while big retail chains and corporations thrive. With immediate intervention, our Mom and Pop shops and services can be saved. We need incentives for folks to Buy-Small Business and Buy-Virginia Made to keep our small businesses thriving. Lawrence will work on immediate measures to ensure that you can still have that corner market, that small hardware store, and that pub where everyone knows your name.
Individual Rights & Liberties
Over the last few years, our individual rights as Virginians have been under attack. By and large, ignorant and underinformed politicians have worked to erode our rights and constitutional protections including what is codified in the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Lawrence will ensure that the rights and liberties guaranteed under the United States and Virginia Constitutions are preserved and maintained.
Lawrence supports strong public safety measures to protect the lives and property of our citizens. As a former firefighter, Lawrence understands that our local fire and police departments are at critical manning, with many areas of local cities having inadequate coverage for police, fire, and emergency medical services. Lawrence will work with local unions and local leaders to bridge the divide between where we are and where we need to be.
Hampton Roads is home to one of the largest military and veteran populations in the world. Lawrence served eight years on active duty in the United States Navy’s Submarine Service and continues to serve as a Navy Reservist in the intelligence field. Ensuring our veterans have all of the tools they need to thrive after they leave military service is a point of honor to Lawrence and his team.
Strengthening Critical Public Infrastructure
There are two things you can always count on when it comes to weather on the Southside: When there is rain, Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk and High Street in Portsmouth will flood and when there is wind, power will be out in Churchland and Western Branch. This comes from a failure to focus on the critical infrastructure that keeps our homes warm in the winter, keeps the lights on in our stores, and keeps the water draining off of our streets. Additionally, traffic problems continue to plague our commutes from Naval Station Norfolk to the Midtown Tunnel and beyond. Lawrence will work with local officials and public works experts to solve the infrastructure issues that have overburdened our residents and out vital public works employees.
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Lawrence Mason is a Navy Veteran and a member of the Navy Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. Any media of any product, service, business, location, or person does not imply an endorsement from them of Lawrence Mason and likewise does not imply an endorsement of them from Lawrence Mason.
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