Jeff Dove's statement on the election.
First of all I would like to thank GOD without him nothing is possible. I would like to thank my family my loving wife Stephanie, my daughter Serenity and my immediate family. They kept me going even through the rough days of this campaign. I want to thank everyone who got behind me during this run. All of the volunteers, various elected officials, individuals that contributed and organizations that supported my candidacy.
This was a great experience for me regardless of the outcome I learned so much and met so many great people along the way. There are so many things I have to be proud of with this campaign.
1. We received 81k votes and while that number pales in comparison to my opponent I was able to get some crossover voters. I attribute that to our tireless efforts to get the word out.
2. My campaign was #4 in the nation as it relates to small donor percentage for campaign contributions. We had about 12,750+ donors that made contributions to the campaign that averaged $40
3. We actually made the opposition work hard for this. Even though the results were not close they used resources that they won’t have going forward.
4. We were able to win a Congressional primary election for a major party. That is no small feat.
5. We motivated others to run for office and also pushed more people to get involved.
6. We participated in 22 public town halls/forums this cycle
Coming from where I started to where I am today has been an awesome journey. I am living the American dream every day. I will continue to fight to protect the Constitution that I swore an oath to.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out with your words of support and encouragement. I will say I have noticed people are taking this way harder than I am. I will take some time to think about my next moves. I will say that I have already been getting asked about other seats. Let’s see what happens. The election loss is GODs will who knows what the next chapter will bring for me. One thing is for sure when GOD calls I will be there to answer.
GOD Bless You All
GOD Bless the Commonwealth of Virginia
GOD Bless the United States of America