Milwaukee Bucks senior vice president Alex Lasry will run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, he announced Wednesday in a video published on YouTube.

Lasry, 33, is the son of Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry. A Democrat, he is running for the Senate seat occupied by Republican Ron Johnson.

“We need a new way of thinking and a new perspective,” Lasry said in the four-minute video announcing his run. “We’ve lived through three systemic shots to the system over the last 20 years: 9/11, the Great Recession and now this pandemic. And we still haven’t fixed things.”

Lasry used the video to emphasize his priorities, including economic justice, job creation and social justice.

Lasry was supportive of the Bucks’ decision to not take the court for Game 5 of their playoff series versus the Magic last August, following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis.

“Some things are bigger than basketball,” Lasry tweeted at the time. “The stand taken today by the players and org shows that we’re fed up. Enough is enough. Change needs to happen. I’m incredibly proud of our guys and we stand 100 percent behind our players ready to assist and bring about real change.”

Lasry later participated in a march for justice in Kenosha on Aug. 29.





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