About Richard Lieberman
Richard Lieberman will be a voice for the overlooked struggling middle class and the forgotten people of poverty. Richard personally knows the struggles facing people of the poverty class. Richard's family faced poverty growing up after Richard's mother helped put Richard's father through medical school only to have his father abandon the family upon completion of his residency at an uptown New Orleans hospital.
Richard attended Robert Mills Lusher elementary school, Sophie B. Wright and Eleanor McMain junior high, then graduated from Alcee Fortier high school; all part of the New Orleans Public School system. While working as a waiter, Richard attended University of New Orleans on student loans. During two semesters at U.N.O, Richard was granted two internships with the New Orleans City Council.
Just before graduating with a Bachelor degree in Political Science at U.N.O., Richard applied to Tulane University's American Bar Association approved Paralegal program and was accepted. During the Tulane program, Richard was offered an internship with a downtown New Orleans law firm assisting with products liability litigation in defending a major international tobacco company. At the end of that internship, Richard accepted a full time position with the same law firm and remained there from August, 1986 until November, 1998 primarily involved with tobacco defense litigation.
From November 1998 until the present, Richard has been the owner/broker of a residential real estate company in LaPlace, Louisiana. It has been during that time that Richard has seen first hand how the handling of the economy has affected people's lives during the housing crisis. The domino effect of unemployment resulting in the shame and devastation of losing one's home has been one of the biggest tragedies in American economic history. Of course, some will say that the buyers brought it on themselves for getting houses they could not afford. More importantly, one needs a job to pay a house note! However, the bulk of that blame must rest on the private mortgage companies, encouraged by the federal government, granting the loans.
Richard has been married for 24 years and has two children enrolled in college.
Although having a degree in Political Science and knowing how the federal government operates to the benefit of the special interests and politicians, it is when We the People have been increasingly forgotten to actually exist that Richard decided to run for Congress. In short, We the People have had enough!