Reston Patch Covers Congressman Connolly St. Patrick's Day Fete

Rep. Gerry Connolly officially announced his Congressional re-election campaign for Virginia's 11th district at a St. Patrick's Day event.

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By SHARON REED (Patch Staff) -  March 21, 2016 2:35 pm ET 


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Rep. Connolly Launches Campaign for Re-Election to Congress

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA: Rep. Gerry Connolly officially announced his re-election campaign for Congress in Virginia's 11th Congressional District on March 17 at an annual St. Patrick's Day event.


"Public service imbues everything I do, and serving the 11th District of Virginia is a privilege I'm grateful for every day," Connolly said. "Together we've made investments in education, transportation, and protected Northern Virginia's economy. We've fought hard for health care reform, affordable housing, environmental protections, Wall Street reform, and equality for all."


"But there is still important work to be done. We have to build on the progress we've made and continue to grow our economy. Congress needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform, make college more affordable, and enact sensible gun reforms that will keep our communities safe," Connolly added. "With your help, I look forward to continuing that fight in Congress."


Connolly’s St. Patrick's Day event is the largest annual Democratic gathering in Northern Virginia, according to an announcement by the Office of Rep. Connolly. More than 1,000 people attended the event at the Kena Shriners Temple in Fairfax.

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