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Issac Lanier Avant Edit Profile

also known as Lanier Avant

Legislative staff member

Issac Lanier Avant, American legislative staff member. Recipient Distinguished Leadership award, Jackson State University, 2000. Deacon McIvor Missionary Baptist Church; Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Alumni Association, Association Social and Behavioral Scientists (W.E.B. DuBois Research award 1999, 2000), Jackson State University Alumni Association.

Background

Avant, Issac Lanier was born on February 20, 1978 in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude, Jackson State University, Mississippi, 2000. Juris Doctor, Howard University, Washington, 2007.

Career

Legislation intern Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington, 1996, 1997, 1999. Legal researcher Croswait Terney, Professional Limited Liability Company, Jackson, Mississippi, 1998. Communications director to Republican Bennie G. Thompson United States House of Representatives, Washington, 2000—2001, legislation assistant, 2001—2003, chief of staff, since 2004.

Deputy staff director United States House Homeland Security Committee, 2007—2008, staff director, since 2008. Former director academic affairs, Jackson State University, Mississippi, founder, editor, publisher student newspaper.

Religion

Christ died on the cross to give humans the promise of everlasting life, but this requires that each individual accepts Christ into his life and asks for forgiveness.

Politics

Christians should engage the culture through discipleship within the churches and through participation in the democratic public policy and political process in order to help fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible and expressed in the Baptist Faith to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Views

The strength of a society’s marriages is the greatest cause and indicator of societal health.

Membership

Deacon McIvor Missionary Baptist Church. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Alumni Association, Association Social and Behavioral Scientists (W.E.B. DuBois Research award 1999, 2000), Jackson State University Alumni Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Saxophone, reading, politics, economic research and development.

Connections

Married Kandis Gibson, 2008.

spouse:
Kandis Gibson