Richard Lieberman

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Richard Lieberman
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General electionNovember 4, 2014
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAlcee Fortier
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Orleans
OtherTulane University, Paralegal Studies
Personal
ProfessionOwner-RE/MAX Best
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Campaign website
Richard Lieberman was a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He ran in the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] He did not receive enough votes to participate in the runoff on December 6, 2014.[2]

Biography

Lieberman is native of New Orleans attending both primary and secondary school in the New Orleans Public School system.[3]

Following high school, Lieberman attended the University of New Orleans graduating with a degree in political science in 1986. While in college he interned with a downtown New Orleans law firm. He was offered a full-time position with the firm and remained there from August, 1986 through November, 1998. He worked primarily in tobacco defense litigation.[3] In 1986, Lieberman also earned a degree in paralegal studies from Tulane University.[4]

In 1998, Richard left the law firm to open a residential real estate brokerage company in LaPlace, Louisiana where he continues to earn a living.[3] He is an accredited buyer's agent and a member of the National Association of Realtors. He also has a short sale and foreclosure resource certification.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lieberman listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]

  • Social Security: "Social Security is not a welfare or entitlement program. People getting Social Security actually paid into the system for benefits. Therefore, Social Security cannot be talked about as an ENTITLEMENT. Cuts and changes to Social Security will harm our seniors' way of life. Social Security is a promise made to seniors long ago which must be kept."
  • Taxes: "In addition to cutting tax loopholes, Congress needs to lower the corporate tax rate."
  • Transparency: "As your Congressman, I will post a daily calendar so my constituents will be able to see who is lobbying their Congressman."
  • Healthcare: "Let's concentrate efforts to amend/fix and improve the Affordable Healthcare Act with real solutions to make the Act acceptable to all."
  • Veterans: "It is our obligation as free Americans to make sure that Veteran benefits are protected such as: medical care, disability, job training with employment opportunities, and affordable housing. In addition, Veterans' mental health resources should be expanded."
  • Term limits: "[I] support[] a Constitutional Amendment that limits members of the United States House to three terms (six years) and members of the United States Senate to two terms (twelve years)."
  • National flood insurance: "I intend to advocate in Congress for a fair flood insurance program."[4]

Political philosophy

Lieberman is now a registered Democrat, but from 1983 to 2012, he was registered as a Republican. He switched parties because he believed that Republicans failed to address the root cause of the housing crisis. He still believes that citizens should be self-reliant rather than relying on the government.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014

Lieberman ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana. Lieberman ran as a Democratic candidate in the election on November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 6 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Bob Bell 2.0% 5,182
     Republican Dan Claitor 10.26% 26,524
     Republican Norm Clark 0.71% 1,848
     Republican Paul Dietzel 13.55% 35,024
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGarret Graves 27.36% 70,715
     Republican Craig McCulloch 2.25% 5,815
     Republican Trey Thomas 0.56% 1,447
     Republican Lenar Whitney 7.41% 19,151
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Edwards 30.12% 77,866
     Democratic Richard Lieberman 2.83% 7,309
     Democratic Peter Williams 1.56% 4,037
     Libertarian Rufus Holt Craig Jr. 1.38% 3,561
Total Votes 258,479
Source: Garret Graves and Edwin Edwards are headed to a runoff election on December 6, 2014.' Louisiana Secretary of State

Personal

Lieberman is married with two children.[3]

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