"While I plan to formally announce my candidacy in May, I'm humbled by the outpouring of support I've received from families across the 8th District who have urged me to fight for them in the United States House of Representatives. I grew up here and it's where I'm raising my three daughters with my wife Michele. This community has given our family so much opportunity and I want to give something back. To solve the significant challenges we face, we need new leadership, fresh ideas, and an inclusive approach to making Congress work for working families - that's the kind of leader I'll be.
Together, we'll fight to bring more good paying jobs to our neighborhoods, strengthen our schools and ensure equal justice and opportunity for all."