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New Provenance
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby New Provenance » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:31 am

Application ready, and thanks to Cobastheia for the clarifications, greatly appreciated! Hope I didn't go overboard with the biography haha

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NS Nation Name: New Provenance
Character Name: Francis "Frank" Harding
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 62 years
Character Height: 5'9
Character Weight: 189.7 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: United States Congressman from California, Representative for the 17th Congressional District (D-CA-17), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, United States of America
Character State of Residence: State of California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Main Strengths:
- Compared to other politicians, Harding is relatively younger at only 62 years old in 2021. His mix of youth and strong experience, having entered politics at 47, has secured him long-time support among voters as well as sponsors, particularly in the tech industry.
- Harding's natural charm and charisma, which he harnessed as a teenager during his high school years as class president, has enabled him to prove effective in passing legislation which he supports
- A radically liberal progressive, Harding voiced strong support for the proliferation of internet use in the early 2000s, making him one of the key supporters of the internet revolution.
- His grandfather, Peter Harding, previously served as a California Senator, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as the Representative for California's Congressional District 16, giving his family name some reputation on the political scene

Main Weaknesses:
- Harding's youth and radical progressive agenda has resulted in some small yet substantial opposition from the conservative portion of the Democratic Party
- Being born into a wealthy Santa Clara family, Harding has had trouble portraying himself to the public as a down-to-earth, ordinary American, with some going as far as portraying him as elitist
- Harding's support for economic deregulation in the early 2000s has led to a damage in his popularity due to critics calling him, potentially rightly so, as one of the instigators of economic downturn caused by deregulation

Biography:

Francis Jameson Harding was born in Santa Clara, California on June 13, 1959 to Alan Peter Harding and Miriam Grace Jameson Harding. Born into a wealthy Santa Clara family in the midst of the Cold War, Harding attended elite private schools during his childhood. His father, a failed politician but a locally famous nuclear physicist, worked at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant 100 kilometers away, in San Luis Obispo County. As a result of the long distance between the plant and the Harding home in Santa Clara, Francis's father usually left home early in the morning and arrived late in the evening. With the lack of a regularly present father figure, Harding molded his ideals based on his mother's personality and beliefs.

Miriam Grace Jameson Harding, called Grace by those close to her, was a devout and practicing Roman Catholic. Born into a middle-class family in Fresno, she married Francis's father in 1957. Grace Jameson had excelled in her studies, scoring high on assessments and going on to become valedictorian of her class following her graduation from high school. She instilled in her eldest son Francis a respect for education and a burning curiosity for more knowledge. As a result of this Francis, who had by now adopted the nickname 'Frank' in grade school, became a wide reader and a highly respected student by his teachers.

However, as he progressed through high school and the burden of schoolwork placed pressure on him, he slowly started distancing himself from his mother and his former love for knowledge and education. Frank Harding graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1975. During his high school years he had cultivated within himself a charming and charismatic personality thanks to his long-term tenure as class president and thus a member of the student government. During his high school years Harding had immersed himself in student politics and actual politics, regularly buying newspapers and watching on television for updates on the jungle of American politics. It was here where he first considered a career in politics.

Equipped with charisma and charm, as well as significant knowledge of politics, he first applied to become an intern on Gerald R. Ford's Republican presidential campaign ahead of the 1976 elections but got rejected due to his status as a member of a rich Santa Clara family. The Ford campaign had wanted to portray itself as a down-to-earth, ordinary administration. After some hesitation from his father, who was pro-Republican, Frank Harding successfully applied for an internship with Jimmy Carter's Democratic presidential campaign. During the Carter 1976 campaign, he travelled the country with the campaign, helping here and there and helping to portray the Carter campaign as one for the youth of America.

The experience in 1976, which Frank would go on to call 'the most important turning point in my life', led to Frank's joining of the Democratic Party in 1977, again to the hesitation of his pro-Republican father. Harding returned home to Santa Clara and opened a small business to sell televisions. This business, also a formative period of Harding's life, taught him valuable life lessons and gave him experience on how to handle money and how to manage a business. The business ended up closing in 1981, when Harding decided to run, successfully, for the Santa Clara City Council. He won a seat on the Council during the 1982 elections and garnered support locally during his term as a council member as a progressive, hands-on politician with a charismatic personality and aura.

Frank only decided to go to college in 1989, resigning from his post as a council member with a strong and solid reputation in the Silicon Valley area. He majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and went on to work at Microsoft from 1995 to 2006. In February of 2006, after attending several California Democratic Party rallies in the past few months, Harding resigned from his post as a high-ranking business executive at Microsoft and announced a bid for the post of United States Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California, which encompassed most of Silicon Valley.

With a strong reputation for being progressive and pro-technology in the technology-dominated 17th District and a reputation as a hands-on politician among the public, at least among those who remembered his term as a Santa Clara council member from 1982 to 1989, Francis Harding launched his campaign for the House of Representatives, 17th Congressional District. With financial support from his family, friends and donors, the Harding campaign launched in March of 2006 as a Democrat with two high-profile politicians who had previously served with the Carter 1976 campaign and had befriended Harding now acting as chief campaign advisors.

He campaigned on a platform of supporting liberal economic and executive policies, deregulation of the economy and increased tax breaks for the United States as a whole but the 17th District in particular. He used his youth and already-established name and reputation in Silicon Valley to his advantage, asserting that he represented the new generation of America and the new ideals of America. He spoke for those lost in the rapid wave of the internet revolution as well as for technology and dot-com companies struggling to gain the trust of the world. He cited repeatedly the dot-com bubble, which led to an economic recession in the late 1990s and the early 2000s due to a mistrust in dot-com, or internet based companies. He campaigned on a platform of preventing future crashes, stating firmly that 'tech has proven its place in the world'. He stated that most families already used computers, did they not? Ownership of personal computers by itself signified trust in technology. "We just need to find that trust and believe in it." Harding had stated in a speech which went national on newspapers all over the country.

On Election Day, Francis Harding narrowly won the seat for the 17th Congressional District of California, winning him a seat in the House of Representatives. His victory had been hard-won. Money had been spent and days and nights expended in an effort to win the vote, and Harding did just that.

In Congress, Harding rose through the ranks of the Democratic Party, and in 2012 he became the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. His tenure as Congressman is characterized mainly by radically liberal progressivism, centrism, and a willingness to compromise with others to achieve at least part of his agenda. He pushed strongly and advocated for government support for the growing technology and computer industry, as well as the expansion of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's low earth orbit (LEO) research efforts.

Harding won re-election during the 2020 election and continues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology and Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California.

Frank Harding married Laura Hill, a senior engineer at Microsoft, in 1999. He has four children, namely James, Lily, Anna and Clark, with the eldest being born in 2005.


Other Info:

Policy stances:

Economy: Supports liberal deregulation of the economy and increased and more frequent tax breaks directed at lower-income families.

Gun control: Strongly supportive of increased gun control, is extremely critical of pro-gun laws.

Abortion: Quiet supporter of full abortion legalization but is careful about interacting with the issue.

Foreign policy: Extremely hawkish in relation to China, strong supporter of stronger relations with East Asian countries like the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and South Korea.

Black Lives Matter: Strong supporter of the BLM movement.

Education: Supporter of educational reform and a refocusing of education on STEM subjects. Actively seeks to reform education in such a way to reduce the impact of bad grades on students mentally.

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Postby Sarenium » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:07 am

New Provenance wrote:Application ready, and thanks to Cobastheia for the clarifications, greatly appreciated! Hope I didn't go overboard with the biography haha

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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: New Provenance
Character Name: Francis "Frank" Harding
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 62 years
Character Height: 5'9
Character Weight: 189.7 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: United States Congressman from California, Representative for the 17th Congressional District (D-CA-17), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, United States of America
Character State of Residence: State of California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Main Strengths:
- Compared to other politicians, Harding is relatively younger at only 62 years old in 2021. His mix of youth and strong experience, having entered politics at 47, has secured him long-time support among voters as well as sponsors, particularly in the tech industry.
- Harding's natural charm and charisma, which he harnessed as a teenager during his high school years as class president, has enabled him to prove effective in passing legislation which he supports
- A radically liberal progressive, Harding voiced strong support for the proliferation of internet use in the early 2000s, making him one of the key supporters of the internet revolution.
- His grandfather, Peter Harding, previously served as a California Senator, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as the Representative for California's Congressional District 16, giving his family name some reputation on the political scene

Main Weaknesses:
- Harding's youth and radical progressive agenda has resulted in some small yet substantial opposition from the conservative portion of the Democratic Party
- Being born into a wealthy Santa Clara family, Harding has had trouble portraying himself to the public as a down-to-earth, ordinary American, with some going as far as portraying him as elitist
- Harding's support for economic deregulation in the early 2000s has led to a damage in his popularity due to critics calling him, potentially rightly so, as one of the instigators of economic downturn caused by deregulation

Biography:

Francis Jameson Harding was born in Santa Clara, California on June 13, 1959 to Alan Peter Harding and Miriam Grace Jameson Harding. Born into a wealthy Santa Clara family in the midst of the Cold War, Harding attended elite private schools during his childhood. His father, a failed politician but a locally famous nuclear physicist, worked at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant 100 kilometers away, in San Luis Obispo County. As a result of the long distance between the plant and the Harding home in Santa Clara, Francis's father usually left home early in the morning and arrived late in the evening. With the lack of a regularly present father figure, Harding molded his ideals based on his mother's personality and beliefs.

Miriam Grace Jameson Harding, called Grace by those close to her, was a devout and practicing Roman Catholic. Born into a middle-class family in Fresno, she married Francis's father in 1957. Grace Jameson had excelled in her studies, scoring high on assessments and going on to become valedictorian of her class following her graduation from high school. She instilled in her eldest son Francis a respect for education and a burning curiosity for more knowledge. As a result of this Francis, who had by now adopted the nickname 'Frank' in grade school, became a wide reader and a highly respected student by his teachers.

However, as he progressed through high school and the burden of schoolwork placed pressure on him, he slowly started distancing himself from his mother and his former love for knowledge and education. Frank Harding graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1975. During his high school years he had cultivated within himself a charming and charismatic personality thanks to his long-term tenure as class president and thus a member of the student government. During his high school years Harding had immersed himself in student politics and actual politics, regularly buying newspapers and watching on television for updates on the jungle of American politics. It was here where he first considered a career in politics.

Equipped with charisma and charm, as well as significant knowledge of politics, he first applied to become an intern on Gerald R. Ford's Republican presidential campaign ahead of the 1976 elections but got rejected due to his status as a member of a rich Santa Clara family. The Ford campaign had wanted to portray itself as a down-to-earth, ordinary administration. After some hesitation from his father, who was pro-Republican, Frank Harding successfully applied for an internship with Jimmy Carter's Democratic presidential campaign. During the Carter 1976 campaign, he travelled the country with the campaign, helping here and there and helping to portray the Carter campaign as one for the youth of America.

The experience in 1976, which Frank would go on to call 'the most important turning point in my life', led to Frank's joining of the Democratic Party in 1977, again to the hesitation of his pro-Republican father. Harding returned home to Santa Clara and opened a small business to sell televisions. This business, also a formative period of Harding's life, taught him valuable life lessons and gave him experience on how to handle money and how to manage a business. The business ended up closing in 1981, when Harding decided to run, successfully, for the Santa Clara City Council. He won a seat on the Council during the 1982 elections and garnered support locally during his term as a council member as a progressive, hands-on politician with a charismatic personality and aura.

Frank only decided to go to college in 1989, resigning from his post as a council member with a strong and solid reputation in the Silicon Valley area. He majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and went on to work at Microsoft from 1995 to 2006. In February of 2006, after attending several California Democratic Party rallies in the past few months, Harding resigned from his post as a high-ranking business executive at Microsoft and announced a bid for the post of United States Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California, which encompassed most of Silicon Valley.

With a strong reputation for being progressive and pro-technology in the technology-dominated 17th District and a reputation as a hands-on politician among the public, at least among those who remembered his term as a Santa Clara council member from 1982 to 1989, Francis Harding launched his campaign for the House of Representatives, 17th Congressional District. With financial support from his family, friends and donors, the Harding campaign launched in March of 2006 as a Democrat with two high-profile politicians who had previously served with the Carter 1976 campaign and had befriended Harding now acting as chief campaign advisors.

He campaigned on a platform of supporting liberal economic and executive policies, deregulation of the economy and increased tax breaks for the United States as a whole but the 17th District in particular. He used his youth and already-established name and reputation in Silicon Valley to his advantage, asserting that he represented the new generation of America and the new ideals of America. He spoke for those lost in the rapid wave of the internet revolution as well as for technology and dot-com companies struggling to gain the trust of the world. He cited repeatedly the dot-com bubble, which led to an economic recession in the late 1990s and the early 2000s due to a mistrust in dot-com, or internet based companies. He campaigned on a platform of preventing future crashes, stating firmly that 'tech has proven its place in the world'. He stated that most families already used computers, did they not? Ownership of personal computers by itself signified trust in technology. "We just need to find that trust and believe in it." Harding had stated in a speech which went national on newspapers all over the country.

On Election Day, Francis Harding narrowly won the seat for the 17th Congressional District of California, winning him a seat in the House of Representatives. His victory had been hard-won. Money had been spent and days and nights expended in an effort to win the vote, and Harding did just that.

In Congress, Harding rose through the ranks of the Democratic Party, and in 2012 he became the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. His tenure as Congressman is characterized mainly by radically liberal progressivism, centrism, and a willingness to compromise with others to achieve at least part of his agenda. He pushed strongly and advocated for government support for the growing technology and computer industry, as well as the expansion of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's low earth orbit (LEO) research efforts.

Harding won re-election during the 2020 election and continues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology and Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California.

Frank Harding married Laura Hill, a senior engineer at Microsoft, in 1999. He has four children, namely James, Lily, Anna and Clark, with the eldest being born in 2005.


Other Info:

Policy stances:

Economy: Supports liberal deregulation of the economy and increased and more frequent tax breaks directed at lower-income families.

Gun control: Strongly supportive of increased gun control, is extremely critical of pro-gun laws.

Abortion: Quiet supporter of full abortion legalization but is careful about interacting with the issue.

Foreign policy: Extremely hawkish in relation to China, strong supporter of stronger relations with East Asian countries like the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and South Korea.

Black Lives Matter: Strong supporter of the BLM movement.

Education: Supporter of educational reform and a refocusing of education on STEM subjects. Actively seeks to reform education in such a way to reduce the impact of bad grades on students mentally.

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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby New Provenance » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:18 am

Sarenium wrote:
New Provenance wrote:Application ready, and thanks to Cobastheia for the clarifications, greatly appreciated! Hope I didn't go overboard with the biography haha

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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: New Provenance
Character Name: Francis "Frank" Abernathy
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 62 years
Character Height: 5'9
Character Weight: 189.7 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: United States Congressman from California, Representative for the 17th Congressional District (D-CA-17), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, United States of America
Character State of Residence: State of California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Main Strengths:
- Compared to other politicians, Abernathy is relatively younger at only 62 years old in 2021. His mix of youth and strong experience, having entered politics at 47, has secured him long-time support among voters as well as sponsors, particularly in the tech industry.
- Abernathy's natural charm and charisma, which he harnessed as a teenager during his high school years as class president, has enabled him to prove effective in passing legislation which he supports
- A radically liberal progressive, Abernathy voiced strong support for the proliferation of internet use in the early 2000s, making him one of the key supporters of the internet revolution.
- His grandfather, Peter Abernathy, previously served as a California Senator, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as the Representative for California's Congressional District 16, giving his family name some reputation on the political scene

Main Weaknesses:
- Abernathy's youth and radical progressive agenda has resulted in some small yet substantial opposition from the conservative portion of the Democratic Party
- Being born into a wealthy Santa Clara family, Abernathy has had trouble portraying himself to the public as a down-to-earth, ordinary American, with some going as far as portraying him as elitist
- Abernathy's support for economic deregulation in the early 2000s has led to a damage in his popularity due to critics calling him, potentially rightly so, as one of the instigators of economic downturn caused by deregulation

Biography:

Francis Jameson Abernathy was born in Santa Clara, California on June 13, 1959 to Alan Peter Abernathy and Miriam Grace Jameson Abernathy. Born into a wealthy Santa Clara family in the midst of the Cold War, Abernathy attended elite private schools during his childhood. His father, a failed politician but a locally famous nuclear physicist, worked at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant 100 kilometers away, in San Luis Obispo County. As a result of the long distance between the plant and the Harding home in Santa Clara, Francis's father usually left home early in the morning and arrived late in the evening. With the lack of a regularly present father figure, Abernathy molded his ideals based on his mother's personality and beliefs.

Miriam Grace Jameson Abernathy, called Grace by those close to her, was a devout and practicing Roman Catholic. Born into a middle-class family in Fresno, she married Francis's father in 1957. Grace Jameson had excelled in her studies, scoring high on assessments and going on to become valedictorian of her class following her graduation from high school. She instilled in her eldest son Francis a respect for education and a burning curiosity for more knowledge. As a result of this Francis, who had by now adopted the nickname 'Frank' in grade school, became a wide reader and a highly respected student by his teachers.

However, as he progressed through high school and the burden of schoolwork placed pressure on him, he slowly started distancing himself from his mother and his former love for knowledge and education. Frank Abernathy graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1975. During his high school years he had cultivated within himself a charming and charismatic personality thanks to his long-term tenure as class president and thus a member of the student government. During his high school years Abernathy had immersed himself in student politics and actual politics, regularly buying newspapers and watching on television for updates on the jungle of American politics. It was here where he first considered a career in politics.

Equipped with charisma and charm, as well as significant knowledge of politics, he first applied to become an intern on Gerald R. Ford's Republican presidential campaign ahead of the 1976 elections but got rejected due to his status as a member of a rich Santa Clara family. The Ford campaign had wanted to portray itself as a down-to-earth, ordinary administration. After some hesitation from his father, who was pro-Republican, Frank Abernathy successfully applied for an internship with Jimmy Carter's Democratic presidential campaign. During the Carter 1976 campaign, he travelled the country with the campaign, helping here and there and helping to portray the Carter campaign as one for the youth of America.

The experience in 1976, which Frank would go on to call 'the most important turning point in my life', led to Frank's joining of the Democratic Party in 1977, again to the hesitation of his pro-Republican father. Abernathy returned home to Santa Clara and opened a small business to sell televisions. This business, also a formative period of Abernathy's life, taught him valuable life lessons and gave him experience on how to handle money and how to manage a business. The business ended up closing in 1981, when Abernathy decided to run, successfully, for the Santa Clara City Council. He won a seat on the Council during the 1982 elections and garnered support locally during his term as a council member as a progressive, hands-on politician with a charismatic personality and aura.

Frank only decided to go to college in 1989, resigning from his post as a council member with a strong and solid reputation in the Silicon Valley area. He majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and went on to work at Microsoft from 1995 to 2006. In February of 2006, after attending several California Democratic Party rallies in the past few months, Abernathy resigned from his post as a high-ranking business executive at Microsoft and announced a bid for the post of United States Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California, which encompassed most of Silicon Valley.

With a strong reputation for being progressive and pro-technology in the technology-dominated 17th District and a reputation as a hands-on politician among the public, at least among those who remembered his term as a Santa Clara council member from 1982 to 1989, Francis Abernathy launched his campaign for the House of Representatives, 17th Congressional District. With financial support from his family, friends and donors, the Harding campaign launched in March of 2006 as a Democrat with two high-profile politicians who had previously served with the Carter 1976 campaign and had befriended Abernathy now acting as chief campaign advisors.

He campaigned on a platform of supporting liberal economic and executive policies, deregulation of the economy and increased tax breaks for the United States as a whole but the 17th District in particular. He used his youth and already-established name and reputation in Silicon Valley to his advantage, asserting that he represented the new generation of America and the new ideals of America. He spoke for those lost in the rapid wave of the internet revolution as well as for technology and dot-com companies struggling to gain the trust of the world. He cited repeatedly the dot-com bubble, which led to an economic recession in the late 1990s and the early 2000s due to a mistrust in dot-com, or internet based companies. He campaigned on a platform of preventing future crashes, stating firmly that 'tech has proven its place in the world'. He stated that most families already used computers, did they not? Ownership of personal computers by itself signified trust in technology. "We just need to find that trust and believe in it." Harding had stated in a speech which went national on newspapers all over the country.

On Election Day, Francis Abernathy narrowly won the seat for the 17th Congressional District of California, winning him a seat in the House of Representatives. His victory had been hard-won. Money had been spent and days and nights expended in an effort to win the vote, and Abernathy did just that.

In Congress, Abernathy rose through the ranks of the Democratic Party, and in 2012 he became the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. His tenure as Congressman is characterized mainly by radically liberal progressivism, centrism, and a willingness to compromise with others to achieve at least part of his agenda. He pushed strongly and advocated for government support for the growing technology and computer industry, as well as the expansion of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's low earth orbit (LEO) research efforts.

Abernathy won re-election during the 2020 election and continues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology and Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California.

Frank Abernathy married Laura Hill, a senior engineer at Microsoft, in 1999. He has four children, namely James, Lily, Anna and Clark, with the eldest being born in 2005.


Other Info:

Policy stances:

Economy: Supports liberal deregulation of the economy and increased and more frequent tax breaks directed at lower-income families. Supporter of limited UBI implementation for lower- and middle-class families.

Gun control: Strongly supportive of increased gun control, is extremely critical of pro-gun laws.

Abortion: Quiet supporter of full abortion legalization but is careful about interacting with the issue due to its controversial nature.

Foreign policy: Extremely hawkish in relation to China, strong supporter of stronger relations with East Asian countries like the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and South Korea. Supporter of the war in Afghanistan and supported the war in Iraq.

Black Lives Matter: Strong supporter of the BLM movement.

Police: Supporter of increasing police funding in high-crime areas but is heavily critical of police brutality and racism against blacks.

Education: Supporter of educational reform and a refocusing of education on STEM subjects. Actively seeks to reform education in such a way to reduce the impact of bad grades on students mentally.

Climate: Strong believer in climate change, supports move to renewable energies and the placing of taxes on non-renewable energy sources. Opposes Keystone XL and is against deforestation and coal energy.

LGBTQ+: Supporter of granting equal rights to all LGBTQ+ persons

Drugs: Opposed to marijuana legalization, supporter of harsh anti-drug legislation.

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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: New Provenance
Character Name: Francis "Frank" Abernathy
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 62 years
Character Height: 5'9
Character Weight: 189.7 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: United States Congressman from California, Representative for the 17th Congressional District (D-CA-17), Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California, United States of America
Character State of Residence: State of California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Main Strengths:
- Compared to other politicians, Abernathy is relatively younger at only 62 years old in 2021. His mix of youth and strong experience, having entered politics at 47, has secured him long-time support among voters as well as sponsors, particularly in the tech industry.
- Abernathy's natural charm and charisma, which he harnessed as a teenager during his high school years as class president, has enabled him to prove effective in passing legislation which he supports
- A radically liberal progressive, Abernathy voiced strong support for the proliferation of internet use in the early 2000s, making him one of the key supporters of the internet revolution.
- His grandfather, Peter Abernathy, previously served as a California Senator, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as the Representative for California's Congressional District 16, giving his family name some reputation on the political scene

Main Weaknesses:
- Abernathy's youth and radical progressive agenda has resulted in some small yet substantial opposition from the conservative portion of the Democratic Party
- Being born into a wealthy Santa Clara family, Abernathy has had trouble portraying himself to the public as a down-to-earth, ordinary American, with some going as far as portraying him as elitist
- Abernathy's support for economic deregulation in the early 2000s has led to a damage in his popularity due to critics calling him, potentially rightly so, as one of the instigators of economic downturn caused by deregulation

Biography:

Francis Jameson Abernathy was born in Santa Clara, California on June 13, 1959 to Alan Peter Abernathy and Miriam Grace Jameson Abernathy. Born into a wealthy Santa Clara family in the midst of the Cold War, Abernathy attended elite private schools during his childhood. His father, a failed politician but a locally famous nuclear physicist, worked at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant 100 kilometers away, in San Luis Obispo County. As a result of the long distance between the plant and the Harding home in Santa Clara, Francis's father usually left home early in the morning and arrived late in the evening. With the lack of a regularly present father figure, Abernathy molded his ideals based on his mother's personality and beliefs.

Miriam Grace Jameson Abernathy, called Grace by those close to her, was a devout and practicing Roman Catholic. Born into a middle-class family in Fresno, she married Francis's father in 1957. Grace Jameson had excelled in her studies, scoring high on assessments and going on to become valedictorian of her class following her graduation from high school. She instilled in her eldest son Francis a respect for education and a burning curiosity for more knowledge. As a result of this Francis, who had by now adopted the nickname 'Frank' in grade school, became a wide reader and a highly respected student by his teachers.

However, as he progressed through high school and the burden of schoolwork placed pressure on him, he slowly started distancing himself from his mother and his former love for knowledge and education. Frank Abernathy graduated from Santa Clara High School in 1975. During his high school years he had cultivated within himself a charming and charismatic personality thanks to his long-term tenure as class president and thus a member of the student government. During his high school years Abernathy had immersed himself in student politics and actual politics, regularly buying newspapers and watching on television for updates on the jungle of American politics. It was here where he first considered a career in politics.

Equipped with charisma and charm, as well as significant knowledge of politics, he first applied to become an intern on Gerald R. Ford's Republican presidential campaign ahead of the 1976 elections but got rejected due to his status as a member of a rich Santa Clara family. The Ford campaign had wanted to portray itself as a down-to-earth, ordinary administration. After some hesitation from his father, who was pro-Republican, Frank Abernathy successfully applied for an internship with Jimmy Carter's Democratic presidential campaign. During the Carter 1976 campaign, he travelled the country with the campaign, helping here and there and helping to portray the Carter campaign as one for the youth of America.

The experience in 1976, which Frank would go on to call 'the most important turning point in my life', led to Frank's joining of the Democratic Party in 1977, again to the hesitation of his pro-Republican father. Abernathy returned home to Santa Clara and opened a small business to sell televisions. This business, also a formative period of Abernathy's life, taught him valuable life lessons and gave him experience on how to handle money and how to manage a business. The business ended up closing in 1981, when Abernathy decided to run, successfully, for the Santa Clara City Council. He won a seat on the Council during the 1982 elections and garnered support locally during his term as a council member as a progressive, hands-on politician with a charismatic personality and aura.

Frank only decided to go to college in 1989, resigning from his post as a council member with a strong and solid reputation in the Silicon Valley area. He majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and went on to work at Microsoft from 1995 to 2006. In February of 2006, after attending several California Democratic Party rallies in the past few months, Abernathy resigned from his post as a high-ranking business executive at Microsoft and announced a bid for the post of United States Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California, which encompassed most of Silicon Valley.

With a strong reputation for being progressive and pro-technology in the technology-dominated 17th District and a reputation as a hands-on politician among the public, at least among those who remembered his term as a Santa Clara council member from 1982 to 1989, Francis Abernathy launched his campaign for the House of Representatives, 17th Congressional District. With financial support from his family, friends and donors, the Harding campaign launched in March of 2006 as a Democrat with two high-profile politicians who had previously served with the Carter 1976 campaign and had befriended Abernathy now acting as chief campaign advisors.

He campaigned on a platform of supporting liberal economic and executive policies, deregulation of the economy and increased tax breaks for the United States as a whole but the 17th District in particular. He used his youth and already-established name and reputation in Silicon Valley to his advantage, asserting that he represented the new generation of America and the new ideals of America. He spoke for those lost in the rapid wave of the internet revolution as well as for technology and dot-com companies struggling to gain the trust of the world. He cited repeatedly the dot-com bubble, which led to an economic recession in the late 1990s and the early 2000s due to a mistrust in dot-com, or internet based companies. He campaigned on a platform of preventing future crashes, stating firmly that 'tech has proven its place in the world'. He stated that most families already used computers, did they not? Ownership of personal computers by itself signified trust in technology. "We just need to find that trust and believe in it." Harding had stated in a speech which went national on newspapers all over the country.

On Election Day, Francis Abernathy narrowly won the seat for the 17th Congressional District of California, winning him a seat in the House of Representatives. His victory had been hard-won. Money had been spent and days and nights expended in an effort to win the vote, and Abernathy did just that.

In Congress, Abernathy rose through the ranks of the Democratic Party, and in 2012 he became the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. His tenure as Congressman is characterized mainly by radically liberal progressivism, centrism, and a willingness to compromise with others to achieve at least part of his agenda. He pushed strongly and advocated for government support for the growing technology and computer industry, as well as the expansion of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's low earth orbit (LEO) research efforts.

Abernathy won re-election during the 2020 election and continues to serve as Chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology and Representative of the 17th Congressional District of California.

Frank Abernathy married Laura Hill, a senior engineer at Microsoft, in 1999. He has four children, namely James, Lily, Anna and Clark, with the eldest being born in 2005.


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Policy stances:

Economy: Supports liberal deregulation of the economy and increased and more frequent tax breaks directed at lower-income families. Supporter of limited UBI implementation for lower- and middle-class families.

Gun control: Strongly supportive of increased gun control, is extremely critical of pro-gun laws.

Abortion: Quiet supporter of full abortion legalization but is careful about interacting with the issue due to its controversial nature.

Foreign policy: Extremely hawkish in relation to China, strong supporter of stronger relations with East Asian countries like the Philippines, Japan, Australia, and South Korea. Supporter of the war in Afghanistan and supported the war in Iraq.

Black Lives Matter: Strong supporter of the BLM movement.

Police: Supporter of increasing police funding in high-crime areas but is heavily critical of police brutality and racism against blacks.

Education: Supporter of educational reform and a refocusing of education on STEM subjects. Actively seeks to reform education in such a way to reduce the impact of bad grades on students mentally.

Climate: Strong believer in climate change, supports move to renewable energies and the placing of taxes on non-renewable energy sources. Opposes Keystone XL and is against deforestation and coal energy.

LGBTQ+: Supporter of granting equal rights to all LGBTQ+ persons

Drugs: Opposed to marijuana legalization, supporter of harsh anti-drug legislation.

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Postby New Provenance » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:55 am

In relation to my above application can I have my Congressman's name changed to Francis "Frank" Abernathy instead of Harding? Will be modifying the biography tomorrow but just wanted to let y'all know.

EDIT: Changes to the name and further elaboration on policy stances added.
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Character Name: Easton Pearce
Character Gender: M
Character Age: 43
Character Height: 5’5”
Character Weight: 150lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative for North Dakota's at large district (2015-); 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division (2000-2013)
Character Country/State of Birth: North Dakota
Character State of Residence: North Dakota
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Strengths: Has popular support in the state, good speechwriter
Main Weaknesses: Inexperienced orator; can sometimes say some inappropriate remarks at inappropriate times; as a conviction politician, he sometimes votes away from the party line
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs) Easton Pearce was born in Fargo, North Dakota. At school, he was found to be a keen learner with a talent to remember facts- possibly from his mother, Whitney Pearce, who worked as a political editor for the Grand Forks Herald. Easton was found to be interested in journalism and military history- he said that he wanted to work as a military reporter.

In 1995 Easton was accepted into the North Dakota State University He gained a Bachelor of Science cum laude in History, with a dissertation on the American Civil War and the two sides' strategies.

After he graduated he applied for CNN, but after a brief spell as an intern his request to be a military reporter was rejected. Instead his father encouraged him to join the military, since the Pearces found the military an ideal location for their child- and it would fulfil Easton's ambition of military reporting, kind of... He applied for West Point and received a nomination from his local Senator. He was accepted.

After exceling at the academics side (and not doing so well at physical training), he graduated into the Class of 2000. He then joined the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment as a second lieutenant. After a tour of duty in the Kosovo Force, he was deployed, along with the 1st Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division, into Iraq. He was involved in building FOB Chosin, as well as, whilst at FOB Manhattan, in the occupation of Ramadi. In 2006 he once again saw combat, this time in Afghanistan. He patrolled Kunar Province, and was involved in a skirmish against local fighters. He shot a Taliban fighter whilst directing soldiers to radio to FOB Joyce, and commanding an assault by a squad of his platoon. For his efforts that day, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

He was also involved in patrolling Khost Province with the 25th Field Artillery Regiment. When he returned to the United States, he took a one-week leave and started to get involved in politics. His policies were mainly Republican, and thinking of himself as a conviction politician, he decided that, when he left the military, he would join the Republican Party. He was deployed back to Kunar Province one more time, in 2009. In 2010 the entire regiment returned to the United States, and Easton, after serving his needed time, became a Major. (He had been promoted through the ranks after his needed times of service). He became CO of Bravo Company.

After more deployments to Afghanistan in 2011 and 2013, and being considered for commander of the regiment twice (the 32nd Reg. CO was a Lieutenant Colonel, and Easton had performed all his necessary periods of time), he returned to his headquarters at Fort Drum and took leave. Throughout his military service he had, through his friends and family, kept abreast of the political situation, and had slowly garnered support in his local community.

In 2013 he resigned his commission. It has been said that, had he stayed in the military for a few more months, he would have been made the CO of the 32nd Infantry Regiment. Easton decided to go into politics. He won the Republican primaries- albeit by a slim margin of just 9%. His community in the at-large district supported him, and since the state supported the Republicans generally, his seat was seen as a safe one. In the 2014 election, he won with 58.6% of the vote.

In 2016 he was re-elected with 67.4% of the vote, on a platform of improving development standards in his state. Many of his supporters, including his old military friends, encouraged him to go for the gubernations, and it was believed that Easton would have won both the primaries and the election. However, Easton declined, saying that 'Washington DC is better than Bismarck'. In 2018 he was re-elected with 64.17%. In 2020 he had his largest majority yet- 69.04%, with all but three counties voting for him.

During his time in Congress, he has criticised Roe v. Wade, and calling for its overrule. He reluctantly voted against the USA Freedom Act, in line with the party, but expressed his reservations in private. He did not vote for the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, saying that 'If we want to send companies into space, we can simply colonise space'. He vigorously supported the 21st Century Cures Act, and went around Congress to canvass for its support. Overall, his Congressional career was uneventful, save for a few votes against the party. His biggest highlight is in his state. He visited small businesses across North Dakota, and pledged to create a new fund in North Dakota, with the aim to meet some of the running costs for smaller businesses. He also endorsed bills in the North Dakota Legislative Assembly to reduce costs for public buildings (including the state library, the school for the deaf, and the school for the blind), and called on the Governor of North Dakota to build more schools.
He has since decided that he will run in the Senate in 2022.

He opposes abortion and has spoken out against it, both in Congress and in his state. Whilst he calls himself a conviction politician, he is also a politician, and can sometimes vote against his wishes if he believes it is good for the party. Generally, he votes in line with the party whip. The instances where he votes contrary to the whip will probably be with LGBT issues.
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Postby Madrinpoor » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:06 pm

The Orion Islands wrote:I think Fauci is too prominent to be used as a model.

Makes sense.

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For things that Loloma could do, first I think he should give Rogers a reply to the email about the anti-gerrymandering bill. Unless I missed your reply. But I don’t recall seeing it.

I think I did reply, not sure. I'll go check. Did you see the email that he sent with the bill attachment I posted like a week ago?

Also, Loloma could write another bill in the meantime...something small and symbolic like making Indigenous People's Day a federal holiday could help him build the prominence and platform needed to make him the go-to Representative on native issues, giving him a springboard to put forth bigger, more substantial legislation. I think the smartest move for him is to try to build his national profile. Another thing that would help with that would be to write posts that have him speak in native issues events in states other than his own, maybe with groups like the National Conference of American Indians. Speaking of the NCAI, their "Policy Resource Center" website (https://www.ncai.org/prc) would be a good resource for coming up with bill ideas for Frank, as well as the NCAI's wiki page which lists some of the things they're working on.

Oooh, that's a good idea, thanks
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Postby Velahor » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:09 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
The Orion Islands wrote:I think Fauci is too prominent to be used as a model.

Makes sense.

Velahor wrote:
For things that Loloma could do, first I think he should give Rogers a reply to the email about the anti-gerrymandering bill. Unless I missed your reply. But I don’t recall seeing it.

I think I did reply, not sure. I'll go check. Did you see the email that he sent with the bill attachment I posted like a week ago?

Also, Loloma could write another bill in the meantime...something small and symbolic like making Indigenous People's Day a federal holiday could help him build the prominence and platform needed to make him the go-to Representative on native issues, giving him a springboard to put forth bigger, more substantial legislation. I think the smartest move for him is to try to build his national profile. Another thing that would help with that would be to write posts that have him speak in native issues events in states other than his own, maybe with groups like the National Conference of American Indians. Speaking of the NCAI, their "Policy Resource Center" website (https://www.ncai.org/prc) would be a good resource for coming up with bill ideas for Frank, as well as the NCAI's wiki page which lists some of the things they're working on.

Oooh, that's a good idea, thanks


Rogers replied with a bit of feedback. I think you can get to it with the below link.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=510200&p=39019556&hilit=Loloma#p39019556
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Postby Madrinpoor » Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:24 pm

Velahor wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:Makes sense.


I think I did reply, not sure. I'll go check. Did you see the email that he sent with the bill attachment I posted like a week ago?


Oooh, that's a good idea, thanks


Rogers replied with a bit of feedback. I think you can get to it with the below link.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=510200&p=39019556&hilit=Loloma#p39019556

Oh sorry, I never even saw this! Will get to that!
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Postby Gordano and Lysandus » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:28 pm

Oh no! Poor Oliver...
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Postby Yaruqo » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:38 pm

Gordano and Lysandus wrote:Oh no! Poor Oliver...


On this season of “The Bachelor…”
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Postby Gordano and Lysandus » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:39 pm

Yaruqo wrote:
Gordano and Lysandus wrote:Oh no! Poor Oliver...


On this season of “The Bachelor…”


My first instinct is to try to find him a bachelor to throw at him. This HDC's cinnamon bun doesn't deserve to be alone.
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Postby Louisianan » Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:40 pm

This is literally Linda's storyline all over again :p

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Postby Sarenium » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:26 pm

New Provenance wrote:Main Strengths:
- Compared to other politicians, Abernathy is relatively younger at only 62 years old in 2021. His mix of youth and strong experience, having entered politics at 47, has secured him long-time support among voters as well as sponsors, particularly in the tech industry. (62 is not young. Retired Presidents exist who are younger.
- Abernathy's natural charm and charisma, which he harnessed as a teenager during his high school years as class president, has enabled him to prove effective in passing legislation which he supports
- A radically liberal progressive, Abernathy voiced strong support for the proliferation of internet use in the early 2000s, making him one of the key supporters of the internet revolution. (This does not make you a 'radically liberal progressive')
- His grandfather, Peter Abernathy, previously served as a California Senator, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as the Representative for California's Congressional District 16, giving his family name some reputation on the political scene (This is both a weakness and a strength

Main Weaknesses:
- Abernathy's youth and radical progressive agenda has resulted in some small yet substantial opposition from the conservative portion of the Democratic Party (This man is neither young or a radical progressive)
- Being born into a wealthy Santa Clara family, Abernathy has had trouble portraying himself to the public as a down-to-earth, ordinary American, with some going as far as portraying him as elitist
- Abernathy's support for economic deregulation in the early 2000s has led to a damage in his popularity due to critics calling him, potentially rightly so, as one of the instigators of economic downturn caused by deregulation (He cannot support economic deregulation and be labeled a radically liberal progressive, he also can't support economic deregulation and come from Ro Khanna's 17th District.


Let's fix some of this up before we get into the nitty gritty of the bio. I get the vibe that this person could easily become a caricature of a Democrat being a 'radical liberal' from elitist Santa Clara who also happens to have worked in big tech, that feels like a James Burgun rallying cry. To avoid that becoming a thing, I invite you to a) figure out their political views, b) reimagine the seat most appropriate for them and then finally c) establish their early life and entry into politics with greater brevity.

Decent start!
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Postby New Provenance » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:14 pm

Sarenium wrote:
New Provenance wrote:Main Strengths:
- Compared to other politicians, Abernathy is relatively younger at only 62 years old in 2021. His mix of youth and strong experience, having entered politics at 47, has secured him long-time support among voters as well as sponsors, particularly in the tech industry. (62 is not young. Retired Presidents exist who are younger.
- Abernathy's natural charm and charisma, which he harnessed as a teenager during his high school years as class president, has enabled him to prove effective in passing legislation which he supports
- A radically liberal progressive, Abernathy voiced strong support for the proliferation of internet use in the early 2000s, making him one of the key supporters of the internet revolution. (This does not make you a 'radically liberal progressive')
- His grandfather, Peter Abernathy, previously served as a California Senator, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as the Representative for California's Congressional District 16, giving his family name some reputation on the political scene (This is both a weakness and a strength

Main Weaknesses:
- Abernathy's youth and radical progressive agenda has resulted in some small yet substantial opposition from the conservative portion of the Democratic Party (This man is neither young or a radical progressive)
- Being born into a wealthy Santa Clara family, Abernathy has had trouble portraying himself to the public as a down-to-earth, ordinary American, with some going as far as portraying him as elitist
- Abernathy's support for economic deregulation in the early 2000s has led to a damage in his popularity due to critics calling him, potentially rightly so, as one of the instigators of economic downturn caused by deregulation (He cannot support economic deregulation and be labeled a radically liberal progressive, he also can't support economic deregulation and come from Ro Khanna's 17th District.


Let's fix some of this up before we get into the nitty gritty of the bio. I get the vibe that this person could easily become a caricature of a Democrat being a 'radical liberal' from elitist Santa Clara who also happens to have worked in big tech, that feels like a James Burgun rallying cry. To avoid that becoming a thing, I invite you to a) figure out their political views, b) reimagine the seat most appropriate for them and then finally c) establish their early life and entry into politics with greater brevity.

Decent start!


So,

by a) you mean elaborate and stuff on their views and stance on different issues,

b) means move them to a different seat or redesign his views to match his current seat,

and c) is basically expound on it?

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Postby Meretica » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:21 pm

I may be less active over the next few days. A very close friend of ours passed just a few hours ago. I'll try to post when I can.
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Postby Deblar » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:31 pm

Meretica wrote:I may be less active over the next few days. A very close friend of ours passed just a few hours ago. I'll try to post when I can.

Condolences

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Postby Velahor » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:05 pm

Meretica wrote:I may be less active over the next few days. A very close friend of ours passed just a few hours ago. I'll try to post when I can.


My condolences to you and your loved ones.
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Postby Gordano and Lysandus » Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:08 pm

Meretica wrote:I may be less active over the next few days. A very close friend of ours passed just a few hours ago. I'll try to post when I can.


You have my deepest sympathy.
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Postby Greater Arab State » Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:54 am

Hey everyone, I’m just writing this post to announce my return to the RP. It’s good to be back again.
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Greater Arab State wrote:Hey everyone, I’m just writing this post to announce my return to the RP. It’s good to be back again.


It's good to have you back, man!
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NS Nation Name: Latvijas Otra Republika
Character Name: Leslie Del Moral
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 63
Character Height: 1.73 m
Character Weight: 55kg
Character Position/Role/Job: Mayor of Tucson (2019-Present)
CEO of 'La Perla de Arizona' Convenience Stores (1992-2019)
Vendor and Re-seller (1981-1992)
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Character State of Residence: Tucson, Arizona
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat (2008-Present)
Green Party (2005-2008)
Democrat (1984-2005)
Main Strengths: Strong Tucson community links & outreach ability, Hispanic cultural ties and active involvement, 'American Dream' worker background, known as an Anti-Establishment Progressive figure in local city and national politics, philanthropist involvement within Arizona, organic grass-roots reputation created by decades of political expression and criticisms of U.S politics, publicly kind
Main Weaknesses: Mostly alienating to moderates within his own party, shady links to individuals implicated by the Panama Papers, past defender of autocratic and socialist regimes abroad such as Cuba and Venezuela, party loyalty questioned by previous break and past Mayoral campaign against Democrats, accusations of un-ethical re-selling and scamming coming forward in 2011, mostly irreparable relations with Republicans and more-conservative Democrats
Biography: Born October 3rd, 1957, Leslie was surrounded by an extended family of first and second generation immigrants stemming from Honduras. In Santa Fe they lived modestly, supplementing their incomes with part time work and mostly manual labour. In 1966 Leslie's father, José Del Moral, left for a construction contract in Phoenix Arizona his friend had suggested out of a want to build up family finances. Till Leslie left high school at eighteen he had minimal contact with his father, who only sent letters sparingly every few months, and was mostly raised by his mother Iris Del Moral. He hadn't achieved high grades, apprenticeships or had acquired any higher academic aspirations. His late teens where spent cruising and partying in Santa Fe, dropping in and out of part-time work and slacking-off. In 1980 his own inner family, including his mother and grandmother, had become concerned for his lack of direction and had yelled out an ultimatum one particular fiery argument: go to community college or get kicked out. His own ego hurt, he spent a year couch-surfing through his friends' houses until he decided to travel by hitchhiking to one of his father's temporary address' in Tucson. Back breaking work for contract after contract had changed José into a seemingly much shorter and wrinkled man, nevertheless they lived together; José taught his son his own part-time hobby of re-selling regular junk through marketplaces and vending sites. Enjoying talking, convincing and shaking hands with regular folks made re-selling Leslie's own passion.

While his father dropped in and out of work, labouring, Leslie began selling more and more; sometimes Leslie sold items through elegant lies about quality and usage. Their shared small apartment soon enough began to get cluttered with junk & used items, all picked and acquired through storage facilities that he purchased from. Driving from place to place, setting up stalls and vending had become Leslie's job. In 1985, his father already reaching age 73, left to be with Iris and enjoy whatever savings he had acquired through the years. José, a union supporter and a cynical beat down worker, shaped Leslie's own views on anti-elitism and the importance of worker rights. His earlier political beliefs, despite his own entrepreneurial habits, were based on social-democratic principles. By 1990 his own reselling business had been set up with an un-official site from which he sold and took in items from, in 1992 he officially registered and established the first 'La Perla de Arizona' store. Knowing the antique/item selling business would be difficult to maintain without a conventional steady and expanding inventory, Leslie began transition his shop more towards consumables and goods. Taking out a loan of roughly 16,000 USD, he began structuring and envisioning a community based Tucson store that would both stand out as ethical and different amongst his traditional competitors.

'La Perla de Arizona' became a democratic experiment, while he was to remain CEO his decisions would require the approval of his stores card membership carriers through a board of five elected public representatives. Miniscule shares of the company were also to be granted to these official members, who needed to be local area residents and had to been approved by Leslie himself. Monthly local in-store meetings on shopper dietary requirements, cultural needs and dishes were to heavily influence the order placements and general makeup of the shop's shelves. The store had become a novelty, relatively popular within some neighbours and residents of the city. In order to expand awareness, the small company began a policy of 'ethical advertising' which meant that spreading the message of the store were to be done in a productive and helpful manner to regular people and the community: interactive school visits on healthy eating, free labelled water handouts in the annual Tucson marathon, creation of wooden shelters for stray cats and dogs. While Leslie began doing this partly due to a desire to be different from other stores and his personal views, it had the inadvertent effect heavily intertwining Leslie with the community life of Tucson. By 2001 he had expanded with two now small stores in the city, soon he began using their shopfronts to encourage fair-trade products accompanied by LGBT or minority protection campaigns and advocacy groups. In his personal life he also became more connected to executives and managers elsewhere through his own interest in the larger business world, sharing dinners and private social gatherings with sometimes questionable individuals over the years.

He's personal commentary on the Republican administration of 2000-2008 and it's war on terror was overly critical, during those year he publicly expressed doubt in American interventionism and described the war in Iraq as 'a warhawk blood-oil war' in a local state journal. On occasion he displayed sympathy with Not-Noam Chomsky's views on American hegemony while also defending the sovereignty of such nations like Cuba. In 2005, seeing the emergence of the Greens into Arizona, he actively became involved in state politics due to personal optimism. He became a member, betraying local democrats, and sought to develop a coherent and principled manifesto from to which he could run in the 2007 Tucson Mayoral Election. His main campaign philosophy, running for the green ticket, was the idea of 'relocalisation'. Tucson relocalisation meant basing decisions on local ecology, history, economy, life and culture while emphasising only local government control and city sustainability. He wanted to create a more self-dependant Tucson, independent from wider interests and transnational corporations. Green-policies such as developing renewable energy sources like solar panels, embrace of cultural plurality and the introduction of complete government transparency were also ideas he was emphasising. The election ended in defeat, Leslie only winning 28.08% of the vote to the the Republican incumbent. Seeing the writing on the wall and scornful disappointment from Democrats, he retreated back into only having spare moments of socio-economic advocacy and running his chain of stores.

Ironically, despite his campaign of relocalisation, Leslie began to expand stores throughout Arizona in more denser population centres and urban areas: Scottsdale 2009, Flagstaff 2010, Mesa 2011, Maricopa 2014 and Phoenix 2017. Out-of-Tucson stores where barred from presenting advocacy posters in order to increase customer and membership counts, these expansions also came with the emergence of company apps and social media that also avoided sensitive topics. Leslie avoided self-promotion, instead involving himself in Tucson community affairs and daily life away from out-of-city public recognition. He re-joined the Democratic party in 2008 out of personal disappointment with the Green Party, handing sparing donations as compensation for his previous campaign. In 2011 public accusations emerged that a young Mr Del Moral had sold defective and fake gold bracelets, others stating they found his lying business practices repulsive, to which he never responded to. When 2016 came, close friendly associates who had been photographed dining with Leslie where exposed in the Panama papers; Leslie denied having ever had any knowledge of money funnelling yet questions arouse over his purity. In response to conspiracy theories and scrutiny, Leslie realised his tax return that amounted to only a single year which only slightly eased suspicions. In the presidential election of that same year he refused to endorse secretary Clifford due to his personal views that went against 'lobbying and political dynasty building'. When 2018 came he contributed a 500$ Award to the parade of lights festival of Tucson, again inadvertently presenting himself as a reputable community man.

He announced his second bid for Mayor in 2018, this time running in the Democrat Primary. He had re-painted his campaign from when he ran in 2007, adapting it to be more encompassing in policy and overall messaging. He focused on the implementation and development of a small-business aiding program, in whatever form, that would cut bureaucratic regulations. The implementation of bicycle lines and the development of more reliable green public transport also remained as leftovers from his previous campaign promises. He emphasised his distrust with ICE, opposition to a militarised border and expressed that immigrant communities were to stay. Road infrastructure funding was another feature of his policies. E-voting and ideas of digital democracy also resonated in his manifesto, mainly backed by the model his own store chain was created on. His main opposition in the primary came from a more moderate democrat, who Leslie campaign against through re-iterating his own past career and city involvement. He won with 24,592 votes, 50.17% of votes mainly due to two endorsements from 'Latino Victory' and 'Democracy for America' due to progressive credentials. In the general election he faced opposition from an unaffiliated candidate, a pro-business marketing executive, who Leslie won over with 47,273 votes and 55.72% share of the vote through appealing to climate change concerns and anti-establishment sentiment. He denounced Richardson's presidential campaign following his victory and endorsed Not-Bernie Sanders, citing his reason as his lifetime of work ethic and pro common-people policies.

Since he has entered office, Mayor Del Moral has pledged to commit to a 'one million tree' initiative and has faced minor opposition attempts to re-call him through petitions due to his progressive statements & beliefs. His national voice has also grown over the two years he's been in office due to his social media activism. 'La Perla de Arizona' was left to the dual responsibility of one of his nephews and a employee who had participated in the original conception of the convenience store chain.
Other Info: Remains unmarried, two adopted daughters, enjoys 96% pure pop-rocks and boxcutters

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Postby Lavan Tiri » Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:34 pm

Dent what the fuck the amendment hasn't been voted on.
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@Orion Islands,

That post from Dent in the Senate doesn't apply, the floor is still Hertzog's, the amendment has yet to be considered properly. Apologies.
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Gordano and Lysandus wrote:@Orion Islands,

That post from Dent in the Senate doesn't apply, the floor is still Hertzog's, the amendment has yet to be considered properly. Apologies.


And just for the record too, I'm going to try and get to that at some point this night, I've just been extremely business IRL the last day or two
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New Cobastheia wrote:
Gordano and Lysandus wrote:@Orion Islands,

That post from Dent in the Senate doesn't apply, the floor is still Hertzog's, the amendment has yet to be considered properly. Apologies.


And just for the record too, I'm going to try and get to that at some point this night, I've just been extremely business IRL the last day or two


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