Yet ANOTHER Democrat – Dan Helmer (see his announcement and kickoff video below) – steps up to take on the deplorable Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA10). The other announced candidate is Kimberly Adams, while State Sen. Jennifer Wexton and Fairfax County Board member Kathy Smith are possibilities. Just based on looking at Helmer’s website, he certainly looks impressive — U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Rhodes Scholar and Bronze Star recipient, looks strong on the issues — but I’ll be very interested in finding out more about his candidacy. If someone from his campaign wants to chat, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Dan Helmer, Democrat, Launches Campaign for Congress By Connecting With Community
Helmer, U.S. Army veteran, offers new kind of leadership for VA-10
FAIRFAX, VA – Today, Dan Helmer, a 35 year-old U.S. Army veteran, business strategist, and lifelong Democrat launched his campaign to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Rhodes Scholar, Dan will spend the day traveling the district, meeting with constituents and business owners, and donating blood at an area clinic as part of his lifelong commitment to service.
“I am thrilled to formally launch our campaign for the 10th District today,” Dan said. “Our community deserves leaders who can rise above the dysfunction of Washington, bring people together, and get things done for the people of this district. We need a new kind of leadership to ensure that we have a thriving economy, schools that provide a great education to all of our children, and a foreign policy that reflects our values and keeps us safe. We will need to roll up our sleeves and work together, and that requires first that we listen. I look forward to spending the coming weeks and months hearing from members of the community about what they want for our District and for our country.”
Virginia’s 10th Congressional District extends west from Fairfax County to Virginia’s border with West Virginia. It includes all or part of five counties, and three independent municipalities.
Dan formed an Exploratory Committee in early March. After an outpouring of support — including $120,000 in donations in three weeks — he filed the paperwork to become a candidate on March 31st.
Dan’s wife, Karen, and their two sons, Harris, 10, and Aaron, 8, will join him to kick off the campaign. The family will have breakfast in Winchester before visiting the Virginia Bloodbank so that Dan can participate in Donate Life Month by giving blood.
The family will spend the remainder of the day visiting a farm and small businesses throughout Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. This evening, they will gather with supporters at a home in Loudoun County to formally announce the campaign’s launch.