Statement on method of selection of candidate for 2018 US Congressional race

Published on Author VA5

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, the Fifth Congressional District Democratic committee voted to nominate the Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in VA CD5 in 2018 by the Party-run Caucus and Convention method.

The District Committee’s choice reflects the desire to have potential candidates spend time in each locality, working with local committees and voters to build enthusiasm for the 2018 election and our nominee.

This approach can offer more individualized attention to the diverse communities within the district, bringing people together by focusing on real solutions to problems and the betterment of the public interest.

With the Caucus-Convention method of nomination, the District Committee fully supports engaging all citizens in the political process—educating, energizing, and uniting—in every city and county in the district. We look forward to working with our candidates, the local committees, and voters in the coming months.

Suzanne Long, chair of the 5th CD Committee