© 2023 WXPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Milwaukee Bucks Executive Alex Lasry Announces Senate Run


A 33-year-old Milwaukee Bucks executive and son of a billionaire is running for the U.S. Senate in 2022.

He’s vying for the seat currently held by Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.

Democrat Alex Lasry announced his Senate bid Wednesday in a YouTube video.

Lasry joins Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson, also a Democrat, as the only two announced candidates in the race.

Johnson has not said yet whether he will seek a third term and several other Democrats are considering getting in.

Lasry is a New York City native who is a hedge fund manager. His father is Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.