Press Release from Jeff Dove, Jr., for Congress 2018 on November 29, 2017
Congressman Connolly’s Silence Is Unacceptable
Woodbridge, VA – Today, Jeff Dove, Jr., Congressional candidate seeking the Republican nomination for VA-11, called for sexual harassment conversations to be taken to the next level. As well, the campaign lambasted Congressman Gerry Connolly for being silent on the sexual harassment incidents in Congress. Gerry Connolly’s silence on these sexual harassment incidents reeks of partisan politics and puts politics above common decency.
Jeff Dove is calling on Congress to increase the transparency, and to open up the secretive process it uses to handle sexual harassment cases. As well, to release the names of the members of Congress who settled such disputes with taxpayer funds.
On an almost daily basis more incidents come to light, and Congressman Connolly has been silent. Congressman Connolly who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee needs to put partisan politics aside and start speaking out against these sexual harassment incidents.
The status quo needs to change (said Jeff Dove). Congress can no longer be a swamp of sexual predators. These predators must certainly not be able to hide in secret, and shouldn’t be allowed to use taxpayer funds to resolve their improprieties.
Congressman Connolly who is usually an outspoken member has gone silent (said Campaign Spokesperson Spencer Sullivan). His silence on these incidents speaks volumes about whose side he is on. It’s time that residents of VA-11 are represented by someone who will not put partisan politics above victims, families, and common decency.
About Jeff Dove Jr.
Jeff Dove’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. Jeff Dove joined the Army in 2004. He 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 fulltime. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems. Dove married Stephanie Fallarme in 2011, and the couple welcomed their first child in July. They reside in Woodbridge, VA.