Launches the First of Nine Town Halls on Thursday in Leesburg
For Immediate Release: April 11, 2018
McLean, VA- Paul Pelletier, Democrat candidate for Congress in VA-10, today announced that he would hold nine town halls across the congressional district between Thursday and June 12, 2018. The first of the nine town halls will be held on Thursday, April 12th in Leesburg. Pelletier is the first candidate in the Democratic primary to hold district wide town halls.
“This year, more than ever, voters want to learn about and know who they are voting for,” said Pelletier. “We have all seen what can happen to our country when people are reckless with their vote.
“Holding these town halls across the district will allow for Democratic primary voters to voice their concerns, get to know who I am, what my experience is, why I am running for Congress and what I want to do for them when I get there.”
The first town hall will be held at the Senior Center of Leesburg on Thursday from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Subsequent town halls will be held in Winchester, Sterling, Chantilly, Ashburn, McLean, Herndon, Burke and Manassas. The Paul for Virginia campaign is sending a postcard invitation to homes and using social media to inform voters about the town halls.
“I spent 27 years as a federal prosecutor, and I am used to making my case,” stated Pelletier. “I believe that when the people of the 10th CD hear about my background and understand that I am the only candidate in the race who has addressed the serious problems in our healthcare system, actually taken guns off the streets and held people in power accountable for their wrongdoing, they will support my candidacy.
“We may get ten people at our meetings, or we may get 100. Either way, the people of VA-10 have a current Member of Congress who hasn’t held any town halls, demonstrating that she could care less about being held accountable to those she represents. I want voters to know that when they elect me, I will always be accessible to them and want to know what they think of the job I am doing,” concluded Pelletier.
After serving as a federal prosecutor for over 27 years, Pelletier retired from the Department of Justice in 2011. While at Justice, Pelletier developed a reputation as a fearless fighter who would successfully prosecute the biggest and baddest criminals, including international drug kingpins, Wall Street and banking executives and corrupt politicians, on both sides of the aisle.
The 10th Congressional District is located in Northern Virginia and includes portions of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, all of Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick Counties and the cities of Winchester, Manassas and Manassas Park. A primary for the Democratic nomination will be held June 12, 2018.