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Meet the Candidate

Lorenzo Santos is a 2013 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. He then went on to serve active duty in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer on the guided missile destroyer, USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79). Lorenzo left the Navy in 2016 and founded Rhetor News, an online media startup aimed at solving the issue of news deserts in the United States and eventually around the world.


He worked for leading HVAC and Hearth manufacturer DuraVent Group from 2017 to 2021 and led their sales operations in the Midwest as their North Central Regional Sales Manager. Lorenzo returned to school and completed his Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security at The George Washington University in 2022.


He currently serves as a Deputy Emergency Manager for Racine County and Intelligence Officer in the Navy Reserve.


Lorenzo is a member of several professional and service organizations to include serving as Chair of the Young Democrats of Wisconsin, board member of the Racine Kiwanis Club, a member of The Racine Founder’s Rotary Club, Truman National Security Project Defense Council and The American Legion, among others.


In his spare time, Lorenzo enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants and performing as a Karaoke and Open Format DJ in various venues throughout Wisconsin. 

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