“I am thrilled and delighted that Jane Dittmar is going to be our next Representative in the U.S. Congress from the Fifth Congressional District. Jane has an outstanding record of accomplishments in public service and the private sector, and is dedicated to serving the citizens of the Fifth District. She has been building a strong support base throughout the Fifth District and I know she will make a tremendous Congresswoman.” -Lisa Hystad, 5th District Chair
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EFFECTIVE 5 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26: JANE DITTMAR IS SOLE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN RACE FOR VIRGINIA’S 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
(Charlottesville, VA – February 26, 2016) Effective 5 PM today, Jane Dittmar is the sole Democratic candidate in the race for Virginia’s 5th District congressional seat. Potential candidates had until 5 pm today, February 26th, to officially file their candidacy with the Federal Elections Committee. The Dittmar campaign launched in September of 2015 and is campaigning on an economic platform to enhance workforce training, create jobs, and bring affordable, reliable Internet to everyone in the 5th district.
Democrats in the 5th district will participate in a convention to officially nominate Dittmar on May 7th. The campaign, in conjunction with the twenty-three county and city democratic parties and the 5th district Democratic Party, have been securing delegates for Dittmar over the past several weeks. The campaign continues to fundraise, attend Democratic Party meetings and meet & greet events, and increase awareness about the Dittmar campaign.
“We are excited and honored to officially be the only Democratic campaign in the race, but our work has just begun,” said Dittmar. “We have known all along that this race would require hard work every single day leading up to November 8th and our team is incredibly focused. As we fundraise and travel around the district, our main goal is to increase awareness about our campaign and our platform, get out the vote, and connect with the residents of the 5th. We are so thankful to everyone who has supported us, particularly the Democratic committees throughout the district who work year-round to elect Democratic candidates and promote Democratic values.”
“I am thrilled and delighted that Jane Dittmar is going to be our next Representative in the U.S. Congress from the Fifth Congressional District,” said Lisa Hystad, Chair of the 5th District Democrats. “Jane is our Democratic candidate for the Congressional seat, and will be officially nominated at the Democratic convention in May. Jane has an outstanding record of accomplishments in public service and the private sector, and is dedicated to serving the citizens of the Fifth District. She has been building a strong support base throughout the Fifth District and I know she will make a tremendous Congresswoman.”
The 5th district Democratic convention will take place May 7th. Democrats in the 5th district who are interested in becoming delegates can contact their local Democratic party (http://democratsva5.org/WP/about/committees-in-the-5th/) or the Dittmar campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the campaign can be found at janeforcongress.com.