An attorney and foreign policy expert, Lauren served as an official in the Obama Administration from 2011-2017, acting as a senior advisor to Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. During her time in government, she was responsible for ensuring that the promotion of U.S. values remained central to foreign policy and advised on a range of critical national security issues related to human rights and international law. With a reputation for strong management skills and success working across the aisle, Lauren also oversaw large-scale initiatives to make government work better, and to engage everyday people and businesses on U.S. foreign policy.
Lauren comes from a family of local business owners who taught her the value of a strong Florida economy and the importance of public service. As an attorney committed to justice and fairness, she had an active pro bono practice that included successfully convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to limit the reach of Citizens United. In Congress, she will fight to make sure Washington fights for everyday Floridians and Americans, not just those with the deepest pockets.
Candidate for U.S. Senate
"When those at the top try to buy our democracy, I will fight back because your voice should be heard at the ballot box."