Thursday, April 14, 2016

A to Z of Grave New World 2016: L is for Lucas Lerner

Welcome to a Grave New World, where humans rub shoulder to shoulder with the monsters from folklore.

Congressman Lucas Lerner was the first Inhuman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Oregon's District 04. Lucas is 52 years old and has dealt with his therianthropy since being attacked by a werebear while camping over thirty years ago. Lucas was extremely lucky that his father was an E.R. doctor and had some experience with therianthrope attacks. Lucas received all of the proper treatments and counseling and took part in his community's program to help therianthropes deal with the lunar cycle. 

He graduated the University of Oregon with a degree in business. He and his wife, Joan, started a real estate firm, Lerner Living, which has become very successful. They've had four children, May, Charles, June, and April, all of whom have avoided Hereditary Therianthropy, much to their father's relief.

Lucas has always been open and forthright about his disease, he is adamant that it is not a curse, and is hopeful that science will discover a cure within his lifetime.

He entered politics, as a town councilmen, after Yani Procter, a vampire was nearly beaten death by a group of citizens who were patrolling the streets during a rash of serial burglaries and assaults. Lucas felt that someone needed to represent the inhumans in Oregon and help strengthen relations between the human/inhuman communities there, especially in light of the fact that Jonah Lott, a human, was responsible for the crime spree.

Lucas was offered the District 04 seat after career politician, Malcom Cornett, suffered an embolism and passed away in March of 2009. He has since won reelection by wide margins three times and leads the polls for 2016.

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