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Slate announces congressional bid

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Adam Slate, a 30-year resident of Central Virginia, has announced his bid for the Democratic nomination to represent the Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Adam Slate

“Slate has been traveling Virginia’s largest Congressional district listening to people’s concerns on a range of issues including the economy, a living wage, rural infrastructure development and the impact of the House Republican health care bill,” according to a campaign press release. “Over the past two months he has visited nearly all of its 23 counties and cities — including six trips to Southside Virginia — and is committed to being present throughout the entire district during the campaign and as the district’s representative in Congress.”

The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Buckingham.

According to the release, Slate was raised in New Jersey and came to Virginia in 1982 to attend the University of Virginia, where he earned undergraduate and master’s degrees. He works in finance at the University of Virginia Health System and serves as a board member and incoming president of his congregation. He and his wife Kim have four children.