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A Citizen Representative

A Citizen Representative

Republican candidate for U.S. House in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties (District 4), “Mike” LaPierre, is a well-rounded Republican candidate whose resume speaks to leadership and practical executive work-related experience. It is a resume that absolutely frightens his opponents.

Michael James LaPierre was born on March 5, 1961, in Portland, Maine, the son of a police officer, Clifford LaPierre, and homemaker Jean LaPierre. He lived in Maine for 25 years and subsequently moved around the country as greater job responsibilities presented themselves.  He is of French descent. As a youngster in Little League, he struck out 17 of 18 batters in a game with a nasty curveball. He hit .424 in his first year of American Legion baseball at age 16. In high school he was an all-star in three sports (baseball-MVP, basketball-MVP, and soccer), was an honor-roll member, and was inducted into his High School’s Sports Hall of Fame.   

After graduating from Bonny Eagle High School in 1979, LaPierre attended Brown University. He was captain of the Brown University varsity baseball team. On the Brown baseball team, LaPierre was an outfielder: as a junior in 1982, he had the team’s best batting average at .372 and was selected First Team All-New England Division I (considerations for All-American) and also won the Edward H. Weeks award at Brown for sportsmanship that year.

He graduated from Brown University in 1983 with a B. A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Organization Behavior & Management. After some extensive business experience in the  corporate world, LaPierre received an MBA from Clemson University with 4.0 GPA honors. Additionally, he has taken continuing-ed courses at Bob Jones University to stay sharp and up-to-date.  

His Political Science training at Brown included tutelage from Ronald Reagan Cabinet members Howard Baker (Reagan’s Chief of Staff), and Jeanne Kirkpatrick (Reagan’s Ambassador to the U.N. and a National Security Council member), along with the Rhode Island State House Parliamentarian, Professor Elmer Cornwell. With Reagan coming to power during his college years, the conditions were ripe for this young Republican to thrive politically during his formative years at Brown. 

After graduating from Brown University, he played a year of professional baseball in the Montreal Expos organization (now the Washington Nationals). After baseball he entered Corporate America to support his wife and three children.    

Rising through the management ranks at his first Fortune 500 organizational experience, he received the President’s Ring of Honor Award for distinguished results.    

In a subsequent position as an Executive and Division Vice President of Sales at another Fortune 500 organization, he again received a coveted high-level company executive award for distinguished results.

Finally, at his post as Director of a Fortune 50 organization ($65 billion), candidate LaPierre received the Strategist of the Year Award from his “famed” employer. 

In his early retirement years, he is the author of 6 published books focusing on leadership, culture, religion, and politics.

On a personal note, LaPierre is the Founder and President of Christian Leadership Worldview International which has afforded him the opportunity to preach and teach around the globe on leadership standards. He also had the privilege to serve as a Servant Deacon at several Baptist Churches down through the years. He has been married for 37 years to his wife, Calie, and has three adult children and 4 grandchildren.

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Committee to Elect Michael LaPierre
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