Cameron Webb Enters Race to Represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional District
08/07/2019 Release from Dr. Cameron Webb for Congress Campaign:
Charlottesville, VA – Today, Dr. Cameron Webb entered the 2020 race to represent Virginia’s 5th Congressional district. In challenging Rep. Denver Riggleman, Cameron seeks to make Washington work for the people of Virginia by focusing on improving access to affordable healthcare.
“The people have spoken and ensuring access to affordable, quality healthcare should be Washington’s top priority,” said Cameron. “But instead, too many politicians are spending more time trying to prove each other wrong than trying to help the people they have been elected to serve.
“That constant putting politics over patients - that’s what’s wrong. I’m ready to go to Washington to be a leading voice on behalf of patients and actually get something done. As a doctor, I’ve seen firsthand how inadequate health care hurts families. I’ve seen how health is shaped in spaces well beyond the exam room through issues like employment, education, and even the environment. I’m running because it is urgent that we prioritize taking common sense steps to improve the health and well-being of all Americans.”
In the coming weeks Cameron will be traveling the district meeting voters and getting to know more about the challenges families are facing and what he can do to help.
“As any scientist will tell you, before you can solve a problem you have to start with collecting data. I look forward to visiting with folks all over the district to hear from them what’s working and—more importantly—what isn’t in their lives,” said Cameron.
Cameron grew up in Spotsylvania, Virginia along with his five siblings. His mother, a public-school speech therapist, and father, an HR manager with the DEA, taught Cameron to take an active role in his community and serve others — lessons that Cameron carries with him today.
After graduating from UVA and getting his medical and law degrees, Cameron was tapped by President Obama for the White House Fellowship. In his time in the Obama administration, he was the only medical doctor on the White House Health Care Team and also worked on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, where he helped tackle issues in education, workforce development, and criminal justice reform.
A practicing physician, Cameron returned to Charlottesville where he treats patients as a general internist, teaches undergraduate and graduate students and serves as the Director of Health Policy and Equity at UVA’s School of Medicine. His wife, Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb, is an ER doctor who grew up in Appomattox County. They reside in Albemarle County where they raise their two children, Avery and Lennox.