Milwaukee Bucks Exec, Son of Fund Manager Lasry Launches Senate Run
(Bloomberg) -- Alex Lasry, an executive with the Milwaukee Bucks basketball franchise and the son of a billionaire hedge fund manager, announced Wednesday he’s running for the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin in 2022 as a Democrat.
Lasry, 33, launched his bid for the seat currently held by Republican Senator Ron Johnson with a video announcement promising a focus on economic development and a worker’s bill of rights, including the right to unionize.
“We’ve lived through three systemic shocks to the system over the last 20 years: 9/11, the Great Recession and now this pandemic. And we still haven’t fixed things,” he said.
Johnson, a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump, has not said yet whether he will seek a third term. Democrat Samuel D’Amico also is running for the seat.
Lasry’s father, Marc Lasry, is a billionaire investor and a co-owner of the Bucks.
Alex Lasry made headlines last month when he received the Covid-19 vaccine, even though he’s not in any eligible group, after being told there were some extra doses at a senior living center in Milwaukee, leading to charges of special treatment.
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