Earns a Majority on First Ballot
For Immediate Release Contact: Anne Taylor
May 10, 2014 [email protected]
SPRINGFIELD,VA – Today, the 11th Congressional District Republican Party nominated human rights activist Suzanne Scholte to carry the Republican banner in November’s Congressional election.
“I can defeat Gerry Connolly, and today is the day we begin,” Scholte said.
Scholte was nominated by acclamation after receiving a majority of the vote, defeating retired CPA Gerald Geddes and retired Army Colonel Mike Litzelman.
In her nomination speech, Scholte stressed unity and appreciation of America. “This is time for all of us to come together to preserve what makes America the greatest nation on earth, our Constitution, our rule of law, and our freedoms,” she said.
Scholte faces Democrat incumbent Gerry Connolly in the November election. Connolly is seeking a 4th term in the House of Representatives.
“We need a change from politics as usual. Gerry Connolly is the poster child for the do-nothing dysfunctional, hyper-partisan Congress. It’s time to put people before politics,” she said in her short acceptance speech.
Scholte also promised to run a positive, solutions-oriented campaign. “We will bring together people from diverse backgrounds and build a unity of purpose to achieve greater opportunity and hope,” she said.
Scholte, 54, is President of the Defense Forum Foundation, a conservative 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation involved in national security matters and dedicated to a strong national defense. A long time resident of Fairfax County, she is married to Chadwick R. Gore and is the mother of three sons. The family attends Falls Church Anglican.