John Beatty

John Beatty

Loudoun County School Board member John Beatty (Catoctin District) has announced he is running as a Republican for the 10th Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a Friday night announcement.

Beatty, of Lovettsville, joined the School Board in January 2020.

“I will be your public servant so that we can preserve the constitution which our forefathers fought and died to write,” he said in a prepared statement on his campaign website.

“I will stand up for all of us in Congress,” he said.

Beatty’s campaign will focus on advocacy for pro-life issues and reopening schools in the wake of coronavirus-related restrictions.

His platform will also include economic equality in the tech industry, lowered health care costs, equitable broadband access and environmental conservation.

An information technology professional, Beatty runs an organic chicken, sheep and vegetable farm with his wife, Katie, and their five children.

His campaign describes him as a conservative whose beliefs and platform are informed largely by his Catholic faith and his relationship with his family.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton currently serves as representative for the 10th District of Virginia. She won her re-election in November against Republican challenger Aliscia Andrews with 56.5 percent of the vote.

The 10th District includes Clarke, Frederick, and Loudoun counties, parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties, and the independent cities of Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.

A campaign launch event for Beatty is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 40372 Gap Rd. in Leesburg.

More information and a link to RSVP to the campaign launch are available at beattyfor.us.

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