|Former candidate for|
|U.S. Senate, Arkansas|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Pennsylvania State University|
|Master's||University of Delaware|
A native of northeastern Pennsylvania, LaFrance studied Mineral Economics at Penn State University, receiving his B.S. in 2000.
Following graduation, he began his career in the energy industry as an energy trader and manager with Exelon. While working with Exelon, he earned his M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of Delaware in 2005. He left Exelon in 2009 to work as a term trader for Ameren until 2011. In 2011, LaFrance began working at his current position as senior manager of energy strategy with Wal-Mart, Inc. In 2012, he earned a Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting from Penn State University.
LaFrance listed the following campaign themes on his Facebook page:
- Affordable Care Act: "Let's repeal!"
- Entitlement programs: "49% of Americans receive government benefits (2011,Census). We must defeat this culture of dependency that feeds gov't growth...[this includes] phasing out social security and the many federal welfare programs, and forcing the federal government to operate under a required balanced budget."
|U.S. Senate, Arkansas General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Mark Pryor Incumbent||39.5%||334,174|
|Source: Arkansas Secretary of State|
LaFrance lives in Bella Vista, Arkansas, with his wife and six daughters.
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- Facebook, "About," accessed November 13, 2013
- Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on November 6, 2013
- LinkedIn, "Nathan LaFrance," accessed November 13, 2013
- Facebook, "Nathan LaFrance for U.S. Senate," accessed November 13, 2013
- The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
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