Jeff Dove has made history in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District.
Dove, Republican Congressional Candidate for VA-11, officially clinched the Republican nomination. Jeff Dove will now be able to spend his time and resources on defeating career insider Rep. Gerry Connolly.
Jeff Dove is looking forward bringing his common sense message to the entire electorate. Unfortunately, Congress has routinely failed to help improve the lives of Virginia’s families and small businesses. Rep. Connolly has especially failed this mission, and is now beholden to party leadership and out-of-touch special interest groups rather than the people he represents.
“I’m honored to be the Republican Nominee for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. Our campaign is already making concrete steps to further spread our common sense message to all of the voters in the district. While I was in the military, no matter what the circumstances, we had to achieve our mission. Unfortunately, Congress and Rep. Gerry Connolly routinely fail their missions and provide the same old excuses. As the representative for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, I will tirelessly work to achieve the mission and be accountable to the voters, not special interest groups. I will represent the district, not Washington DC.”
Jeff Dove, Republican Congressional Candidate for VA-11
Dove’s background in IT makes him a natural leader for the 11th District, a region known for its innovative technology and service companies. Dove’s campaign mission states:
“Congress is filled with career politicians who are more concerned with keeping their jobs than yours. These career politicians have overstayed their welcome, and they do not have the real-world experience to deal with the problems of today or tomorrow.
In Congress, I will be a new leader that has fresh new ideas. My background in IT and the military has given me a unique perspective on how to protect Americans in the digital age. I have proposed that we need to move to multi-factor authentication for social security numbers. On a daily basis, Americans face thousands of digital threats that harm our way of life and our status as a world leader. It is unacceptable that a United States citizen’s identity, life savings, and hard work can all be stolen at a moments notice.
It’s ideas like these that are common sense but require experience in solving the issues of today and tomorrow. Unfortunately, our current politicians don’t have that experience. In Congress, I’ll bring fresh new leadership that the current career politicians have failed to do.”
Jeff Dove Jr.’s biography traces the touchstones of the American Dream: the child of a single mother, raised in multiple towns, attending five high schools in four years, who constructed a future through hard work and faith in the essential goodness of humankind.
“My family had some hard times, but those weren’t our focus. What we recognized was that we were – and still are – a family, and that’s the foundation for any future,” Dove says today.
He spent his youth in a variety of suburban D.C. towns, constantly moving with his mom and sister until the family ended up in Roanoke, VA. On his first day at one of the two high schools he would attend in that town, Jeff discovered he was one of only 16 African-American students in the school.
After graduating, he found work at an area university, working at its student store, before joining the U.S. Army in 2004.
“You could say the Army was my finishing school. It gave me discipline, a sense of accomplishment, and turned me into a self-starter when it came to any task at hand,” Dove says.
Dove served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he worked as a 74D Chemical Operations Specialist, and was awarded the Combat Action Badge.
Coming home, he enrolled in Strayer University, where he made the Dean’s Honor Roll while working full time. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems.
Dove’s experiences helped shape his conservative principles – a foundation of beliefs that support free markets, personal liberty, respect for the Constitution, and traditional values.“It’s been said that where there is no vision, the people will perish. I think it’s important that this vision be gained through the clear lens of American values,” he says.
Dove married Stephanie Fallarme in 2011 and the Doves welcomed their first child Serenity in June. They reside in Woodbridge, VA.
In addition to his Army service, Dove has been employed by the Naval Research Lab Federal Credit Union, Capital One, and the National Association of City and County Health Officials.