For immediate release:
Jarrod A. Nagurka
Phone: (703) 473-5097
Delegate Patrick Hope Statement on the 8th Congressional District
Richmond – “Last week Northern Virginia suffered a tremendous blow with the announced retirement of Congressman Jim Moran. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Jim has been instrumental to virtually every major federal project that has occurred in the 8th District in his ten.”
“The 8th District needs a Representative who is able to begin rebuilding seniority and is ready to be effective,” Hope continued. “I am a current Member of the House of Delegates where I founded and co-chair the Virginia Progressive Caucus. In addition to these responsibilities, I work as a health care attorney in government relations for a national physician organization whose mission is to transform our health care system into one that expands coverage, improves access and quality health care, and lowers costs. Prior to this I gained significant experience working as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.”
“Today I am announcing the formation of an exploratory committee for the 8th Congressional District seat. We must have a proven progressive leader as our Democratic nominee in the 8th District. We also need a nominee who will be ready to be effective on day one and able to build the necessary seniority that will be so crucial to our region,” Hope concluded.