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FreedomWorks Announces 2013 Activist of the Year: Lawrence Jones

FreedomWorks announced 21-year-old activist Lawrence B. Jones III as the FreedomWorks 2013 Activist of the Year. Lawrence Jones had an interesting journey to becoming a constitutional conservative, casting his first vote for President Barack Obama and working for Democratic campaigns in roles such as the Garland district Obama campaign coordinator. It was through educating himself on the issues and pursuing truth in government that Jones became a tireless activist for liberty.

FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented, “Lawrence embodies what it means to be a small government conservative activist. He is not afraid to shake things up, think independently, stand up to the status quo, and do what he thinks is right. He’s an inspiration to young activists across the country, and proof that one strong voice can make a difference in a community.”

As a citizen journalist, Jones exposed fraud in ObamaCare while acting undercover. He made history at 19 years old when he decided to run for Garland Independent School District School Board, becoming the youngest ever to run for office in Dallas County. In 2013, Texas ranked him as one of the Top Ten under 30 rising stars in the state.

Born and raised in Texas, Jones is currently a third year pre-law student at the University of North Texas, where he double majors in Political Science and Criminal Justice. He serves as the District 2 Representative on the Garland Parks and Recreation Board, a citizen advisory board appointed by the Mayor and City Council to provide recommendations to the Council and to establish policies regarding Garland’s parks system and recreation programs. Previously, he served as a board member for Dallas County Child Protective Service.

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