Lon Cecil is a nineteen year resident of North Carolina. He was born in 1946 in Oklahoma and lived there until completing a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering degree at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater OK in 1971. He was married to Claudia Cecil in 1971 for 37 years, until she succumbed to cancer in 2009.
Lon was drafted in 1969 into the US Army and quickly trained for a long year of vacation in sunny southeast Asia, as LBJ and Nixon pushed US Government policies into global conflicts. War looks different, outside Washington! Veterans and their issues are close to his heart, and we must eliminate the offensive use of our troops in foreign lands. Second amendment rights are important to all citizens and should not be limited by judicial interpretation and local committee regulations.
Early in his career, Lon worked in with a small market television in Ada, OK for engineering and maintenance to assure the news and programs were available every day. The job expanded into cable television and FM radio broadcasting for nearly 10 years. To avoid conflicts of interest, he spent the next 3 years self-employed as a consultant for broadcasting stations and electronics design, throughout the central USA. After the helpful business policies of the Carter presidency, he spent the next 25 years as an Application Engineer for Tektronics, RF Monolithics and RF Micro Devices, helping other companies around the world develop consumer electronics products, from wireless doorbells and keyless door unlock systems to cell phone systems and accessories. He is now 'retired' and consulting with an electronic display system provider in Las Vegas.
While always holding an intense interest in politics and trying to be an informed voter, a deep skepticism of all politicians made him avoid getting involved for most of his life. After spending most of the 1990s registered Independent, he committed to the Libertarian cause during 2004. His first experience as a candidate was the 2010 race for NC District 12 of the US House, against the multi-term Democrat incumbent, and those experiences helped to introduce him to the voters of North Carolina.
Lon relates to modern workers and entrepreneurial spirits who want to capitalize on opportunities for success without having to deal with setbacks caused by undue government imposition. He believes wholeheartedly in the liberties our forefathers gave their lives for, and he wants to dedicate his life’s work toward the same ideals.