” My American Dream began on E. 92nd and Hough on Cleveland’s Eastside. I am one of 9 children, and a life-long resident of Cleveland, and of the 11th Congressional district. My father, Moses, who worked as a steel worker and lithographer, and my mother Josephine, who worked as a nurse, encouraged all 9 of us to dream BIG!
I was educated in Cleveland Public Schools and after graduating from John Adams High School, I went on to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and Organizational Development from Pitzer College, one of the Claremont Colleges in California.
My late husband Larry, was a Marine Corps veteran, and an engineer with Lockheed Martin, which afforded us and our boys the opportunity to live abroad, experiencing Europe, the Middle East, and Northern and Western Africa.
While simultaneously working, and raising a family, I continued my education earning Master’s degrees in Adult Education (M.Ed.) from Cleveland State University and in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the Northeast Ohio Medical University.
I have always maintained a home in Cleveland, and have deep ties to the community which has provided so much for my family and me.
Laverne is a community activist, and as Executive Director of the Ohio Diversity Coalition she has organized clothing and food drives in Cleveland’s public housing developments for many years. As Executive Director of the Sarah J Harper Leadership Institute she has served as a trainer, mentor, and role model for young African American women.
She is a firm believer in life, in traditional family values, personal responsibility, and second amendment rights, Laverne is uniquely positioned to carry out the message of inclusion to Black American voters in the 11th district and across the United States.
In February she met with the President in the White House to discuss her candidacy. She has been a county wide candidate, Republican Party officer and activist, and in the past 4 years, a radio talk show host.
In short, Laverne Gore possesses the intelligence, the charisma, the communication skills, the connection to the local community, the experience, and most importantly, the integrity to reach and represent the citizens of the 11th district.
Ohio’s District 11 is the second poorest congressional district in the nation, but with your support for this effort, we can spark the potential and turn it into one of the best!