ARLINGTON, VA – Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th) endorsed Aneesh Chopra for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
Connolly released the following statement about the endorsement:
“Aneesh Chopra is a friend of many years and I have seen the results he delivers for the people of Virginia. I saw the positive impact he had on our Commonwealth as Governor Kaine’s Secretary of Technology, and that’s why I urged President Obama to select him to be our nation’s first Chief Technology Officer.
“Aneesh represents the future of politics in Virginia — where we turn the page on ideological extremism in Richmond and instead focus on making our government work better and smarter.
“As our next Lieutenant Governor, I know Aneesh will use his experience every day to fight for equality and opportunity for all Virginians. I also know he will work to protect and grow our middle class and stand up against attacks on Virginia women. I am proud to stand with Aneesh and offer him my fullest endorsement.”
Upon receiving the endorsement, Chopra said, “I am honored to have the support of Congressman Connolly. No one has been a stronger voice and greater advocate for Northern Virginia. I am excited to work with him to move Virginia forward.”