Stacey Lawson

U.S. Congressional Candidate and Co-founder, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley

As a Congressional Candidate in California’s newly drawn 2nd District, Stacey Lawson is an educator, small business owner and co-founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley, one of the nation’s leading centers of economic innovation, small business advocacy and incubation.

Stacey is standing up for the shrinking middle class and fighting to re-open the doors of American opportunity for everyone because she lived it - growing up in a blue-collar town, earning an education and then launching a series of innovative small businesses. Stacey’s very first company developed technology to help American manufacturers design better products and stay competitive globally, helping to create and keep new middle-class jobs in America.

A student of public schools who became a chemical engineer and then went on to graduate from the Harvard Business School, Stacey has started small businesses, run major departments inside large companies, and spent nearly 20 years focused on the kind of sustainable economic development that will lead America back to prosperity.

Stacey recently released “Making More In America: How Restoring America’s Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild America’s Middle Class,” available at

Stacey lives in San Rafael and is running to represent California's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district stretches from the Golden Gate bridge up the North Coast to the Oregon border.