Virginia Whigs Nominate Peter Carey
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January 24, 2018
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Virginia Whigs Nominate Peter Carey for US Congress in Virginia
Peter Carey, a Defense and Security professional residing in Fairfax, VA has been nominated by the Whig Party of Virginia for the United States House of Representatives in Virginia’s 11th District.
Carey has over 30 years’ experience as a Special Forces soldier, government civilian and defense contractor. Prior to his current role as business director for a major defense contractor he served for 21 years as a Green Beret. Following this he continued his service to the Special Ops community with contractor positions until he was offered a government civilian position as Program Director for the NATO Special Operations Headquarters at SHAPE in Belgium with responsibilities including multi-million dollar budget oversight to facilitate NATO participation in combat operations.
Peter Carey is no stranger to politics as he has been involved for most of his life. In his hometown of Waterville, ME his father served as Mayor, State Representative and State Senator and his mother was the city clerk. Civic responsibility has been an underpinning value of Pete’s life. His father and two brothers are veterans and his sisters have also worked in the public sector.
Having had the privilege of working with several great leaders he has had the sense of servant leadership instilled with a desire to make the lives of his fellow citizens better. Carey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Roger Williams University prior to retiring from the Army in 2006. Finding the prevailing political rhetoric too divisive, Carey says that:
“Public servants are not evil nor are they enemies of the people, Members of Congress have become trapped in ties to their financial supporters, particularly corporate ones, preventing them from reaching common sense solutions that reach across political divides. I look forward to the challenge ahead in leading CD11 into a prosperous era of cooperation and collaboration.”
Carey, the first Whig candidate for Congress in Virginia in 160 years, will challenge Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly who is seeking his 6th consecutive term.