Laquan grew up in a rough community. In fact, the first few years of his life were spent homeless. His mother was 1 of 9 children and while many of her siblings suffered from the vices of urban poverty, she worked hard, sacrificed, and made a good life for herself. She put her energy and faith into raising Laquan and his siblings, making sure they grew up understanding the importance of resilience.
Laquan grew up learning that rolling up your sleeves and working hard is the only way to create the life that you want. He learned to stand up for what he believed, to never be satisfied, and most importantly to put God, family, and country first, and the rest will fall in place.
Laquan was one of the first in his family to ever go to college. He attended Drew University and George Washington University and found himself drawn to politics - and more specifically, the Republican Party. He saw leaders who embodied the principles his mom taught him, and advanced issues that helped lift up people, regardless of race or social status. To Laquan, the GOP was never about big government or any individual politician – it was about creating opportunities for people who worked hard. He was drawn to a Republican Party that championed people and communities, not government or ideology. That is the Republican Party he believes in and represents today.
Laquan and his wife Alicia live in Stafford with their dog Diggy. They love their community and want to do their part in helping families thrive here.
In order to have the opportunity to represent the people of this district in Richmond, I want to earn your support. Politics has gotten ugly. Participation in civic life is on the decline. We face real, serious challenges. And we need new, fresh, ideas and strong leadership. We need new voices.
I will run a campaign that reflects the kind of leadership and commitment that is needed from our elected representatives. Here are a few things I can promise you about the campaign.
- We will not be outworked. I will work harder than anyone – knock on more doors, make more phone calls, travel as many miles, or talk to as many people.
- I am here to listen, to learn, and to earn your vote – every vote. I want to hear from every voter in this district. I want to hear every story and concern that you have.
- I will always tell you what I believe – when I think you will like the answer or not. I am not going to say something just to say something. If I don’t know the answer to your question, I will tell you I don’t know – and then I will go and find the answer, and follow up with you.
- I will run this campaign with integrity and principle. And when I am elected I will represent everyone, not just a select few.