Michael Del Rosso Running for 5th District Seat
Michael Del Rosso announced his candidacy to represent the 5th District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A fifth person is entering the race to represent central Virginia in Washington, D.C.
Monday, Republican Michael Del Rosso announced his candidacy for the state’s 5th District seat on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.
Del Rosso says he spent the better part of the last 20 years working to address broken issues in government agencies. He says he wants to restore America's founding principles back into government.
“I want you, me, her, everybody else here to have the economic prosperity, the sovereignty that our decision matters. And to have the happiness that the American political philosophy sought to guarantee to people, to let you pursue happiness," Del Rosso said.
Incumbent Congressman Robert Hurt (R) recently announced that he would not be running for re-election.
Del Rosso will be making appearances all across the district. He wants to spend the next couple of months campaigning in the southern part of Virginia.
The four other candidates in the race are 22nd District Senator Tom Garrett (R), Albemarle County Supervisor Jane Dittmar (D), Jim McKelvey (R),Ericke Cage (D).