Lawrence Robinson is running for Phoenix City Council, District 8. A native of Phoenix, Lawrence currently serves on the Roosevelt Elementary School District Governing Board. He grew up learning to stand up for the values of community and equality. At a young age, Lawrence was involved in the fight for statewide recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and for inclusiveness within local schools. Upon graduating college and law school, he spent two years helping to establish a nonprofit legal services office, serving as an attorney for hundreds of low-income families who couldn’t afford to hire an attorney. Lawrence also teaches law courses at the Phoenix School of Law.