FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             Contact: Andrew Loposser
May 30, 2018                                                                                                            (540) 999-8218

Delegate Michael Webert Announces Candidacy
for Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District

FAUQUIER COUNTY, VA – On Tuesday, Delegate Michael J. Webert (R-Fauquier) officially declared his intention to seek the Republican nomination to represent Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District. The district is currently represented by Congressman Tom Garrett, who recently announced his intention not to seek re-election. 

“My roots run deep in Virginia’s Fifth District. I'm proud to call the people of this district my neighbors, friends, and family,” said Webert. “I’m confident that my strong conservative values and voting record reflect the voice of our region, and I look forward to speaking with members of the Fifth District Republican Committee in the coming weeks.”

Webert is a champion of liberty, a leader on regulatory reform, defending our Second Amendment rights, promoting local small businesses, and helping create a climate that fosters pro-economic growth allowing the private sector to thrive and create jobs during his time in Richmond. Most recently, he patroned House Bill 883, The Regulatory Reform Act of 2018, which will cut burdensome state regulations by 25 percent over the next three years. 

"Too often, politicians inside the beltway abandon their conservative roots and forget that our future is crafted in our local schools, our local businesses, and our communities. We need proven leadership in Washington, and I look forward to the opportunity to bring my track record of conservative solutions and legislative experience to Congress on behalf of the people of Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District." 

Webert is a husband, father, farmer, and small business owner currently representing the 18th district in the Virginia House of Delegates, which includes a large portion of Fauquier County, Rappahannock County, and parts of Warren and Culpeper Counties. He first gained election in November 2011, and currently serves on the Commerce and Labor, Counties, Cities and Towns, and Militia, Police and Public Safety committees.