For my inaugural post, I am excited to share my announcement to run for Lt. Governor of Virginia in 2013. I am honored to have the support of my family, friends, and colleagues who encouraged me to seek this office.
You can read my full announcement statement here
I am hopeful this blog can serve as a platform to share ideas and start conversations about what we can do to create a more open and collaborative government that works to create opportunities and improve the lives of all Virginians.
In this era of open government, I find it important to provide access to my campaign information. For those in Virginia familiar with our lion for open government on candidate data, here’s my list of donors at the Virginia Public Access Project (http://www.vpap.org/committees/profile/money_in_donors/3746); or for those wishing to access both our data in machine-readable form, please visit our Github site – for contributions (https://gist.github.com/3099219) and expenditures (https://gist.github.com/3099212).
Thank you for your support and for taking the time to read my first Tumblr post. Please encourage your family and friends to connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/apchopra), Twitter (@aneeshchopra), Tumblr (aneeshchopra.tumblr.com), or simply visit us at www.chopraforva.com.
If you haven’t yet checked out Aneesh Chopra, Secretary of Technology under Gov. Tim Kaine, the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States, and now candidate for the Democratic nomination for Virginia Lieutenant Governor in 2013, you should.
He’s easily the most exciting candidate in state politics anywhere right now, and possibly the most innovative and forward-thinking politician Virginia’s seen in a long time.