Thank you for visiting my virtual campaign headquarters!
As a retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel, former small business owner, current educator at Charlottesville public schools, and resident of Fluvanna County I would bring to the position a unique blend of military service experience, an understanding of the issues, and a compassion for our constituents that is unmatched.
I am seeking the Democratic nomination to represent Virginia’s 5th district because I believe our current representatives have let the people down. They have, for example, refused to extend unemployment benefits and voted to shut down the government. Once in Washington, I will make employment in the 5th district my number one priority by supporting pro-job creation, fair trade, and legislation that fosters growth and innovation.
I am running for Congress because I know that teachers are overworked and underappreciated, student-to-teacher ratios are too high, our students are underperforming, and the access to higher education and career readiness training has become out of reach for far too many. As an educator, I believe that we can fix the elements of our education system that do not work by promoting legislation designed to strengthen our schools, embrace ideas that have a track record of success, and championing outstanding teachers.
The 5th district is blessed with beautiful landscapes and an abundance of natural resources and wildlife, however, all of these have been adversely impacted by our current representatives in Congress. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have cast multiple votes against friendly environmental policies and as your Congressman I will ensure the preservation of our natural resources by the establishment of clean and safe energy initiatives and legislation.
Over the coming months as I continue to visit with residents of the 5th district, I look forward to the discussion of these and other issues unique to your localities. As the campaign develops over the next few days and weeks, you will be able to visit my website to offer input to key legislative priorities and see our progress.
I’m eager and humbled to seek the 5th district Democratic nomination and hope to have your support.
One focus, one team, and one victory in November!