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Frederick John Lavergne
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Jersey, District 3
PartyDemocratic-Republican
Frederick John LaVergne is a 2014 Democratic-Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Jersey.[1] [2]

LaVergne was also a candidate in the 2012 elections. He ran as an Independent to represent New Jersey's 3rd District and was defeated in the general election.

"A lifelong New Jersey resident, Fred and his wife of nearly 25 years, Mary (nee' Kennedy) presently live in Delanco, New Jersey, where Fred is a former Scoutmaster, and Mary has just retired from teaching "CCD" at the local parish, "Jesus, the Good Shepherd", after 14 years. (Mary is Roman Catholic, Fred is Methodist). Fred was born in Riverview Hospital in Red Bank a little over fifty years ago, and grew up in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He works as a residential loan officer for Family First Funding, LLC of Toms River, a field in which he is a recognized leader.

Mary is an early childhood development specialist, and is the lead Parent Educator for Burlington County Community Action Program. Both attended Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, where Fred majored in Biology and minored in Finance. He also served on the Stockton Faculty Review Board, assisting in hiring and tenure decisions, and was acting director of the Center for Environmental Research in the Fall of 1981. Employed as a field assistant by the Stockton NAMS department while a student, Fred instructed in Field Ecology, Marine Science, Microbiology, Photomicroscopy, Genetics, and Alternative Energy Strategies.

Fred's laboratory and teaching experience helped him land an NIH grant-supported research position in recombinant DNA technology and immunology as a Research and Teaching Specialist at Rutgers Medical School/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway and Newark N.J., which he held while also attending graduate study at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology (non-matriculated, to save tuition costs) and working evenings as a quality control chemist at West-Ward Pharmaceuticals in Eatontown, NJ. Fred helped author one of the first State-wide databases for tracking birth defects and cancer clusters, as well as software for statistical interpretation of laboratory measurements of Maternal Serum Alpha-fetoprotein and Amniotic Alpha-fetoprotein, for early detection of neural tube defects during pregnancy. He also worked directly for the OB/Gyn department with lab methods in recombinant DNA and RNA in the modeling ovarian tumors and in seeking labeling techniques for bound hCG receptor proteins.

Fred further supported his studies doing carpentry and masonry contracting in his "spare time", during which he was able to put to good use his "people skills" and his broad understanding of the NJ Pine Barrens Comprehensive Management Plan, the development of which he was privy to as a student guest in the planning meetings at Mount Misery, NJ. Fred also participated in the Environmental Surveys that led to the eventual cancellation of the Tocks Island Dam Project.

After their marriage in 1989, Fred settled in Southern New Jersey with his new bride, and he gave up his research career, working, instead, in retail auto sales, in order to be closer to home. He excelled in that field as one of the top volume and top satisfaction retail sales persons, with repeated recognition from his employers and the manufacturers he represented - primarily Chrysler and Winnebago/ITASCA Industries. His success was due in no small part to his strong background in consumer finance. He retired from auto sales and entered the field of residential and commercial mortgage finance on the strength of his earlier studies.

Fred has served locally in Scouting as his way of giving back to his community, and to honor those who he had the opportunity to learn from. Fred is an avid outdoorsman, canoeist, and kayaker, and has passed on that interest and his love of the outdoors to his family. He still occasionally instructs in archery, wilderness survival, environmental science, and forestry. He has also assisted in years past coaching soccer in Delanco Township, and was, indeed, the first coach of the Stockton Women's Soccer Club, now the NCAA powerhouse "Lady Ospreys" - a team he helped found under the rules of Title IX, first put in place thanks to the efforts of his friend and mentor, Nancy Williams.

Mary and Fred have five children, who are;

Kate, a recent graduate of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Magna cum Laude with program distinction in Art History), who is a docent at the Noyes Museum in Galloway Township, and works in sales and administration at Zounds hearing aids in Cherry Hill New Jersey. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Elio Lourenco, an electrician. Fred and Mary are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild, Arthur Alexander Lourenco, who is expected to make his appearance at any moment

Anne, who graduated this year from Rowan University, with dual Magna cum Laude honors in Elementary Education/English major at Rowan University. A leader in Kappa Delta Pi, the Education Honors Organization, Anne also founded an organization catering to the educational and socialization needs of autistic students. She also completed a concentration in Special Education, and volunteers with students and young adults affected by Autism/Aspberger's Syndrome.

Jeanne-Marie, ("Jamie"), who is entering her fourth year in the Biology program at Rutgers University/Cook College, having spent the past several summers abroad in England and France, studying microbiology and field ecology, and in the Cayman Islands, where she has studied coral development and invasive species, working specifically on the lionfish "invasion." Jamie's intention is to complete the MD/PhD Program and join "Doctors without Borders." Jamie is fluent in several languages, as are her older sisters.

Sean, a former honor-roll student at Riverside High School in Riverside, NJ, and who completed his Eagle Scout Rank in Troop 19, Delanco, last year, now attends The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, majoring in Environmental Science, with an eye towards Fish and Wildlife law enforcement. Sean spent his high school summers teaching Environmental Science Merit Badge to young Scouts, and is now the Area Director for ECON (Ecology and Nature) at Forestburg Scout Reservation in Sullivan County, New York, which is owned and operated by Monmouth Council BSA.

Megan, the youngest, an honor-roll student at the Walnut Street School, is an avid soccer player. She will attend Riverside High School this Fall. Like all of her siblings, Megan loves the outdoors, and plans to study Archaeology/Anthropology and Paleontology, and intends to become a College Professor in the sciences.


Politically, Fred would be best described as a Fiscal Conservative/Social Moderate, but with liberal leanings as concerns the rights of others. He strongly supports the public schools system, and is active in their efforts to thwart the takeover of inner city schools by crony charters. A strong advocate for the environment, Fred is well known among the environmental community as an active participant in efforts to protect and preserve the wildlands of New Jersey. He has been a member of the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association for over a decade and a half, and most recently served as one of the Judges in the Governor's Tournament at Island Beach State Park.

Fred is actively involved in the research efforts that led to the lawsuit argued in Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, "LaVergne v. Bryson, et al", filed by his brother, Eugene LaVergne, a Constitutional Expert and Civil Rights attorney. The suit was brought because evidence has been discovered proving the ratification of Article the First of the Articles of Amendment - "The Bill of Rights" - which limits Congressional District size to 50,000 persons or less. He is also a member of the New Jersey Philosophical Society, where he presently serves as the Director. The Society promotes accurate portrayal of New Jersey's role in our Nation's birth and development.

Fred is standing for election as a "Democratic-Republican" - the party of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams, who favored strict interpretation and application of the Constitution as a tool of "We, the People" to control government (not the other way around) strong individual and State's rights, and who view a corrupt central banking system as among the most dangerous enemies of our civil liberties."

Elections

2014

See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

LaVergne is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, as a "Democratic-Republican", to represent New Jersey's 3rd District.

2012

See also: New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

LaVergne ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 3rd District. LaVergne ran as an Independent ("Democratic-Republican" was the slogan submitted. In spite of the fact that four US Presidents were "Democratic-Republican", as was the first NJ Member of the House of Representatives, LaVergne and his organization, the "Democratic-Republican Organization of New Jersey, are embroiled in a bitter battle for the right to use their own name). He faced Shelley Adler, Jon Runyan, Robert Edward Forchion, Christopher Dennick, Jr., Robert Shapiro and Robert Witterschein in the general election on November 6. {}

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