Local businessman running for U.S. Senate
Brad Froman, a small-business owner from Fredericksburg, announced Tuesday that he will run as the independent write-in candidate in the U.S. Senate race in November.
He joins Republican nominee Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Robert C. Sarvis in challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who was elected in 2009.
Froman, owner and founder of the video production company Cool Blue Pictures LLC, said in a campaign video that his goal is to break down the “private club” that is the federal government.
“My goal is to earn your support with ideas that create a healthier, stronger foundation for you and your family, and that ends the abuse of hardworking taxpayers by the political class,” he said.
Froman said will not spend money on his campaign, nor will he take any donations. Money, he said, poisons Washington, as do political parties.
“I won’t have to get on the phone four hours a day to dial for dollars like Mark Warner does,” he said in the video. “His party has an insatiable appetite for cash.”
Froman said his goal is to put the government back into the people’s hands without being burdened by party obligations, he said.
Born in Kingston, N.Y., in 1957, Froman moved to Fredericksburg when he was five. His father worked with IBM’s defense computer systems at Dahlgren’s Naval Weapons Lab and then at Quantico Marine Base.
After graduating from Stafford High School, he attended Ferrum College, then Virginia Commonwealth University and Louisiana State University.
He began his career at Total CATV in Baton Rouge, La., as a video editor, eventually becoming managing director for all television operations. After working as general manager at Video Park in Baton Rouge for eight years, he founded Cool Blue Pictures in 1999.
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