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Aaron Fraser announces run for U.S. House of Representatives
Aaron Fraser to run against first term incumbent Donald Payne Jr.
Fraser describes his campaign for office as his vision to see a return to government "of, by and for 'We the People'. I am one of you; one of 'We the People'," said Fraser. "I believe that my life's experiences, my abilities, skills, political philosophy and understanding of the issues uniquely qualify me to be an authentic representative of "We the People" and positions me as the best candidate for the House of Representatives in 2014."
"There are some who believe that we need to re-make and/or re-take America. I could not disagree more. America and the Democratic Party need to continue to be committed to the enduring principles of the Democratic party, which believes that -
· We are greater together than we are on our own.
· This country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, when everyone does their fair share and when everyone plays by the same rules.
“I am running for Congress because we need representatives whose motivation for seeking elected office is not driven by what's best for a select few but, rather, what’s better for us all."
Aaron Fraser was born and reared in Harlem, New York. He is the eldest of six children reared by a single mother in a New York City Housing project. As a youth, with no father figure to guide and shape his young mind, he succumbed to the lure of the streets. After serving a lengthy prison sentence, he soon realized that education was the only way out.
After his release, he joined and was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He then matriculated into Mercy College, where he received both a Bachelor and Master Degree in Organizational Leadership. He went on to further his studies at Metropolitan College of New York where he received an MBA in Media Management. He is now two classes away from a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty University.
Aaron has been on the front lines, trying to reclaim and rebuild communities. Whether through anti-violence movements in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, speaking out on behalf of tenants in the South Bronx or rallying against senseless killings in Newark, Aaron is committed to improving lives.
Aaron lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his family.