Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate
Bucks VP is one of many Democrats interested in seat.
Lasry is seeking the seat currently held by Ron Johnson, a Republican. Johnson, first elected in 2010, has not said whether he will run again in 2022.
A native of New York, Lasry’s father Marc co-owns the Milwaukee Bucks and is a prominent Democratic donor. The younger Lasry moved to Milwaukee after Lasry and Wesley Edens, hedge fund managers, purchased the team from former Senator Herb Kohl in 2014.
He became the source of controversy in late January when it was revealed he received a COVID-19 vaccine. He called the matter “pure happenstance” and said it was a result of his pregnant wife getting a call from her uncle, a rabbi at a senior living facility, that there were vaccine doses that would spoil if not used at the end of a day.
Lasry was prominently involved in the city’s bid for the Democratic National Convention and served as finance chair for the host committee.
He’s one of many Democrats interested in the seat. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson has officially declared. Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski are rumored to be interested.
UPDATE: In a video uploaded after Urban Milwaukee published this article, Lasry is endorsed by Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, Common Council President Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, and prominent local Democrats Martha Love and Khary Penebaker.
If elected Lasry would be the youngest member of the Senate. He is five months younger than the current youngest member, Jon Ossoff.
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