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|General election||November 4, 2014|
|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6|
|High school||Alcee Fortier|
|Bachelor's||University of New Orleans|
|Other||Tulane University, Paralegal Studies|
Lieberman is native of New Orleans attending both primary and secondary school in the New Orleans Public School system.
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. In 1986, Lieberman also earned a degree in paralegal studies from Tulane University.
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. 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.
Lieberman listed the following issues on his campaign website:
- 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 Health Care 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."
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.
Lieberman is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th congressional district of Louisiana. Lieberman is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
Lieberman is married with two children.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 NOLA.com, "Rick Ward drops out of race for Bill Cassidy's 6th congressional district seat," accessed August 23, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Richard Lieberman: "Home," accessed November 17, 2013
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Information submitted on Ballotpedia’s biographical information submission form on November 17, 2013
- ↑ Richard Lieberman: "Issues," accessed November 17, 2013
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