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Drew Walker

Drew Walker attended Louisiana State University earning Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. Hailing from the state that gave us the political slogan, "Vote for the crook. It's important," Walker realizes that most politicians are simply bad actors in a sordid melodrama, and that it's up to the people to keep them in check.

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