CENTREVILLE, VA – Today, U.S. Air Force veteran and small business owner Donte Tanner officially announced his campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 40th district. Tanner, born and raised in the Commonwealth, is the son of two police officers. He learned the value of public service from his parents and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy, going on to serve in the Air Force with distinction and rose to the rank of Captain. Afterwards, he went on to start his own government consulting firm in Centreville, and understands firsthand what it means to be a small business owner.
“I am excited to officially launch our campaign for Virginia House of Delegates.” Donte said, “For too long, constituents in the 40th district have been betrayed by their representative who has been too focused on his own career in Richmond at the expense of my neighbors. We can do better, and that’s why I’m running. We can do more to strengthen our schools, support small business owners, and solve our traffic problems. For years, our community has been effectively silenced and forgotten by our representative in Richmond. That ends today, as I begin our listening tour because I believe that our best solutions will come from the folks that live in the district, not Richmond. I look forward to listening to my neighbors over the next coming weeks about what we can do to move our district forward”
In homes, coffee shops, and community gatherings, Tanner will begin his campaign with a listening tour of the district, listening to the concerns of constituents and work on finding solutions to our most pressing issues.
The 40th District spans from Haymarket in Prince William County and goes as far east to Clifton in Fairfax County. Its residents consist of families, small business owners, and commuters who all sent a message to Washington last year when they voted for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Election.