Sneathern announces congressional bid

Published 10:36 am Thursday, June 8, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE — An attorney and former prosecutor has announced his bid for Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Andrew Sneathern

According to a press release, Andrew Sneathern “plans to deliver a positive message of inclusion and economic possibility … while insisting a new type of leadership will be needed to succeed.”

“For too long the Democratic Party has sounded like it was talking down to us, or over us, but rarely listened to us. I think I can be an honest broker, and I’m going to start by listening,” he said in the release.

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“In his career … Sneathern has served as a prosecutor in Missouri and Virginia,” according to the release.

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