Douglas Lorenz

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Douglas Lorenz a principal of the Republican Party-associated public relations firm Russo Marsh & Rogers (RM+R). He is also Advisory Board Director of the Republican Liberty Caucus, which describes itself on its website as "The conscience of the Republican Party". [1]

Lorenz is also director of media and new technology at King Media Group, a RM+R mirror firm.


According to his RM+R profile, Lorenz "founded the computer-consulting firm, Lorenz Technologies, in 1990. With offices in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, he provided network solutions and computer systems to companies throughout the Bay Area. As the Internet began to grow as a business and communications tool, he returned to college to update his focus.

"Mr. Lorenz became active in politics, and used his computer skills to encourage greater online communication among political efforts. He has been very active in developing volunteer political organizations, having created the first online presence for the California College Republicans during his college years. He continued his activities with volunteer political organizations through the Republican Liberty Caucus, most recently serving as National Chairman."

According to his Republican Liberty Caucus profile, after starting Lorenz Technologies, he "returned to college where he 'created the first online presence for the California College Republicans' as well as completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University Sacramento in Public Relations, with a minor in Economics."

Lorenz joined Russo Marsh & Rogers in 2000, and "developed the company's current information technologies capabilities. Subsequently, during Bill Simon's campaign for Governor of California, Douglas served as the campaign's Director of Information Technologies...," his biographical note states. [2]

Lorenz was also head of the advisory board of the Recall Gray Davis campaign [3].

In February 2001, when a student posted a request to a email list seeking three "credible publications" in a thesis on gun control, Lorenz recommended Gary Kleck's "Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America (Social Institutions and Social Change)" and John Lott's "More Guns Equal Less Violent Crime". [4]

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