(NAPA, CA) – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson announced that he has filed to run for reelection in the Fifth Congressional District, which includes all of Napa County and parts of Lake, Sonoma, Solano and Contra Costa Counties.
“I am proud to announce that I am a candidate for reelection to again represent our Congressional District in Congress. It is my highest honor to represent the place where I was born, grew up, raised my children, and still live today. I am humbled to have the support of supervisors, mayors, sheriffs, business leaders, working men and women, veterans, and community advocates. Continuing to forge these strong relationships with community members is an invaluable part of serving our community.
“As a public servant, I have always been focused on improving the lives of people in our community and ensuring everyone has opportunities to get ahead. Together with our local leaders, we have been able to achieve many successes — bringing back millions of dollars in Federal funding to help our fire recovery process, passing bipartisan legislation to help prevent gun violence, and fighting to ensure everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. I am also working to bring good jobs with living wages to our district. Protecting Medicare and Social Security so our seniors can retire with dignity will always be a priority. My district offices have also helped hundreds of constituents navigate Federal agencies, including securing millions of dollars in payments and benefits they were owed from the government.
“Work still remains and I am honored to have another chance to run to represent our district and continue our fight to help our community get ahead. This means working to invest in our infrastructure so it reflects the needs of the 21st Century and fighting to pass comprehensive immigration reform and protect our Dreamers. It also means continuing to honor our promises to our nation’s veterans and their families. Finally, we must continue fighting to tackle climate change and ensure we have a planet to pass on to the generations that follow us.
“Together, we can tackle the challenges facing our nation and continue to find real solutions to help our community get ahead. We can continue making our district the best place to live, work, raise a family, start a business and retire with dignity. I humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming election.”