Michael LaPierre

Candidate, United States Senate

FAITH:

  • Christian – 36 years, Baptist Affiliation
  •  Salvation Experience – Got down on my knees and asked Christ to save me in centerfield of a professional baseball diamond while playing in the Minor Leagues.


FAMILY:

  •  Married 35 years to my wife (Calie), 3 Children, 4 grandchildren
  • We live in Pickens, SC on a 68 acre equestrian farm – (phone: 864 420-3290, email: mikelapi@gmail.com)


EDUCATION:

  • Brown University (Ivy League) - Political Science – (I was taught by some of the foremost political thinkers (strategists) in the world) - Organizational Behavior and Management (This was a comprehensive application of business leadership theory)
  •  MBA - Clemson University - Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 4.0 GPA


VOCATION:

  • Professional Baseball Player – (Minor Leagues)
  •  Retired Corporate Executive (Fortune 500 Regional VP of Sales and Fortune 50 Global Strategist)
  •  Entrepreneur – (Legacy View Farms)
  • Author (4 Books), A Covenant: Responsible Citizenship and Godly Conversation, The Christian Leader’s Worldview, The Goldmine, God's Gift of Imagination


CURRENT CITIZENSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Founder/President, Christian Leadership Worldview, Int’l
  • AdvanceUSA – Ambassador (Advocate for Christian principles with our Congressional delegation in Washington, DC)
  •  SC Christian Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
  •  Faith Baptist Church – College and Career Mentor
  • Southern Wesleyan University – Business School Board of Advisors
  • Anderson University – Board of Visitors
  •  Clemson Chamber of Commerce – Member
  •  National Rifle Association (NRA) – Member
  •  Heritage Foundation – Member
  •  Christian Business Men Connecting (CBMC) – Member
  •  Pickens County Cattlemen’s Association – Member


CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY:

  •  Honor Christ in everything we do (Romans 11:36)
  •  Pro-life
  •  Religious freedom
  •  Small government
  •  Strong military
  •  Human Rights
  •  Protecting our borders and national security interests
  •  Supporting causes of freedom and liberty in our back yard and around the world
  •  Ardent defender of our Constitution (traditionalist interpretation) and Bill of Rights