Democratic 5th District Candidate Aims to Connect with Voters

March 15, 2014

One Charlottesville man vying to take the Congressional seat currently held by incumbent Robert Hurt says he wants to better represent the people of the Fifth District.

Lawrence Gaughan, an actor and activist, told the Newsplex Saturday that people living in the Fifth District are not being properly represented in Congress.

Gaughan and Ben Hudson, a Charlottesville school teacher, are the two Democrats who have announced campaigns to challenge Republican Robert Hurt in the 2014 midterm election.

Gaughan said that change is necessary to help bring jobs to the Fifth District, and he wants to connect with voters to see what they need.

"We can't expect politicians to fix the mess they created, but we the people can actually get together and do it ourselves, and that's what this whole campaign is all about," he said. "I'm just going to be a voice for the people and be their representative in Washington."

Gaughan said he hopes to reach out to those people who aren't used to voting in a Congressional election.

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