Connolly Will Run for Re-Election to House Seat

Rep. Gerry ConnollyRep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va. 11th) announced on Thursday – at his annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete — that he would seek re-election to his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Together, we’ve made investments in education, transportation, and protected Northern Virginia’s economy,” Connolly told more than 1,000 supports at the Kena Shriners’ Temple for his 22nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day event. “We’ve fought hard for health care reform, affordable housing, environmental protections, Wall Street reform, and equality for all.”

“But there is still important work to be done,” he said. “We have to build on the progress we’ve made and continue to grow our economy. Congress needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform, make college more affordable, and enact sensible gun reforms that will keep our communities safe.”

Connolly, who is in his fourth term in Congress, was re-elected in 2014 with more than 57 percent of the vote. Prior to his election to Congress, he served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the last five as Chairman.

Thus far, no Republican challenger has been named. The Virginia 11th Congressional District Republican Committee meets May 14, where it will most likely nominate a candidate for the House seat.

Rep. Gerry Connolly/file photo

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