Moulton Endorses Three More Veteran Democratic Candidates For Congress
Aug 12, 2017 05:27AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Congressman Seth Moulton.)
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced his endorsement of three more veteran Democratic candidates for Congress in key districts across the country. This is the second wave of endorsements Moulton has made in the 2018 cycle. These candidates represent a new generation of leadership in the Democratic Party and are driven by a commitment to service.
"The status quo isn't working. We're not going to fix the problems facing Americans today without a fresh perspective and a new approach in Washington," said Moulton. "I am proud to endorse this group of new leaders who have shown a clear commitment to service. I am confident that these candidates will put service over self and country over party when they come to DC. I look forward to campaigning for them in the months ahead and serving with them in Congress."
The candidates receiving endorsements from Moulton include:
Dan Feehan (MN-1)
Dan signed up for Army ROTC after witnessing the September 11th attacks firsthand as a college student in Washington, D.C. From 2005 through 2009, he completed two combat tours of duty as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, searching for roadside bombs and capturing those threatening American and Iraqi lives. After leaving active duty, he spent two years teaching math to high needs students in Gary, Indiana, before serving in the Obama Administration as a White House Fellow and then as an Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. In that role, he worked to ensure our millions of service members are ready to fight, and that our veterans have the tools needed to lead quality lives when their service is over. In Congress, Dan will focus on bringing new economic growth opportunities to southern Minnesota, expanding quality, affordable healthcare for all, and defending our national security at a time of global challenges.
Amy McGrath (KY-6)
Amy McGrath is a recently retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel with 20 years of service. Amy was the first woman Marine to fly in an F-18 in combat. Amy served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, including 89 combat missions. She was an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy prior to her June 2017 retirement
Aaron Scheinberg (WV-2)
Aaron is a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran, and earned a dual degree at the Harvard Kennedy School and Columbia Business School. After work in management consulting, Aaron helped build and lead The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit focused on reintegrating veterans through civic leadership and community development. In Congress, Aaron will focus on the future economy of West Virginia. He will inspire young people to stay and grow new businesses that create jobs, protect our health care, fight the opioid epidemic, help build our infrastructure and broadband, and provide more resources to public schools. Aaron, his wife Natasha, and their daughter Emilia live in Hedgesville, West Virginia.
Candidates previously endorsed by Moulton include: Josh Butner (CA-50), Jason Crow (CO-6), Ken Harbaugh (OH-7), Roger Dean Huffstetler (VA-5), Joseph Kopser (TX-21), Dan McCready (NC-9), Patrick Ryan (NY-19), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11).