For immediate release:

    Media Contact:

    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.



    Sign up for the Blue Virginia weekly newsletter

    Previous articleOh Irony, Thy Name is NRA!
    Next articleBad Wind Bill Blocked With Big Assist From Virginia Beach Republicans