Monday, July 30, 2012

Coveted endorsements adding momentum to Lawson campaign

FAMU alumnus Alfred “Al” Lawson’s campaign for Florida’s Second Congressional District seat continues to soar. This summer, Lawson picked up the endorsements of the Tallahassee Democrat and Florida Police Benevolent Association.

One of Lawson’s most passionate statements of support comes courtesy of FAMU President Emeritus Frederick S. Humphries. Humphries described Lawson’s qualifications and experience with the following words:

During his 28 years in the legislature, Al took on a lot of good battles and stood out for so many important causes. Every day he fought for working families, state workers, and children. 

There was another issue though that was always at the top of his agenda- Florida A&M University.  The truth is, when he first ran for the Florida House, he did so in large part because of the way FAMU’s campus looked.  Buildings were bordered up, space was limited, and infrastructure was crumbling.

Al knew something had to be done for our alma mater, and so he rolled up his sleeves and went to work. With the backing of alumni, we were able to modernize the campus, build state of the art facilities, and make FAMU a better place for future generations to come.

During his 28 years in the Florida Legislature he was able to secure over $500 million in state funds for FAMU.  It’s been 30 years since that first campaign, and FAMU is in a much different place then it was in 1982.

Al’s been on the frontlines in the fight to keep FAMU moving forward for a long time, and nothing would mean more to him than to continue that fight in the United States Congress.

Lawson’s official campaign website is

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