She worked in Foggy Bottom under Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and captured the Democratic Party’s nomination in the 2018 U.S. FL-18 congressional election.

Lauren Baer is a rising star in Palm Beach County. 

“Running as the Democratic nominee in the 18th district was truly an honor and a privilege of a lifetime,” Baer said.  “It was such an honor and privilege because it was an opportunity to fight for my community and not just to fight for some people but all people in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.”

Baer’s path to the State Department started in Palm Beach County where her family founded Baer’s Furniture. A high school valedictorian, young Lauren was educated at Harvard, Oxford and Yale. 

“What has motivated my career choices is a desire to serve my community. To serve my country and to make this world a little bit better place for all of us,” Baer said.

Baer, 38, derives joy from her family – wife Emily and their two-and-half-year-old daughter Serena. She loves to play tennis, cook and take their dog Biscuit to the beach for a “good run around in the sand and surf.”

Although she came up short in her first congressional bid, Baer is not ruling out another run.

“I have every intention of staying in the arena,” she said.

— John McDonald 


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