Six Candidates Successfully Qualify for Draw to be First on Ballot
Arlington, VA- On Monday, Delegate Patrick Hope (D-47), running for Congress in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, submitted paperwork and petitions to qualify for the June 10 Democratic primary. This comes after Hope has won 3 out of 4 straw polls of 8th District candidates.
“Now that we have complied with all of the procedural requirements, I’m excited to focus on meeting constituents and discussing my legislative priorities as the next Congressman from the 8th District,” Hope said. “These include working to bring 20 million people into the health care system, ending predatory payday lending practices, and standing strong against fracking and offshore drilling. As the founder and co-chair of the Virginia Progressive Caucus, I’ve fought these battles in the General Assembly, and I am ready to take the fight to Congress.”
“As more candidates continue to file, I look forward to engaging in meaningful dialogue about how we can make Northern Virginia an even better place to work, to live, and to raise a family.”
Delegate Patrick Hope has represented parts of Arlington in the House of Delegates since 2009. Hope is also a health care attorney with nearly 20 years experience working to increase access to and the affordability of quality health care. Hope and his wife, Kristen, live with their three daughters in the Buckingham neighborhood in Arlington.
Jarrod A. Nagurka