US House District 5

District Description: includes the counties of Albemarle,  Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Rappahannock, and portions of Bedford, Fauquier, and Henry counties; and the cities of Charlottesville and Danville.

RepresentativeDenver Riggleman (R)

2018 Election Results:
Denver Riggleman  (R) 53.2% - 165,476
Leslie Cockburn (D) 46.8% - 145,685
Total votes: 311,161

Washington DC Office (Tom Garrett's offices):

Washington DC Office:
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4711

Charlottesville Office:
686 Berkmar Circle 2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-973-9631

Danville Office:
308 Craghead Street Suite 102D
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-2596

Email:   Contact Form

Denver Riggleman

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 5 since 2019
Affiliation: Republican

"As a political outsider, veteran, small business owner, and grassroots conservative, I will bring a fresh perspective to DC and help pass the President’s agenda. As we have all seen over the past few years, it takes a real outsider with real-world experience to drag the swamp monsters to dry land."
VA House District #5US House District 5

District Description: includes the counties of Albemarle,  Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Rappahannock, and portions of Bedford, Fauquier, and Henry counties; and the cities of Charlottesville and Danville.

RepresentativeDenver Riggleman (R)

2018 Election Results:
Denver Riggleman  (R) 53.2% - 165,476
Leslie Cockburn (D) 46.8% - 145,685
Total votes: 311,161

Washington DC Office (Tom Garrett's offices):

Washington DC Office:
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4711

Charlottesville Office:
686 Berkmar Circle 2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-973-9631

Danville Office:
308 Craghead Street Suite 102D
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-2596

Email:   Contact Form

Summary

District Description: includes the counties of Albemarle,  Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Rappahannock, and portions of Bedford, Fauquier, and Henry counties; and the cities of Charlottesville and Danville.

RepresentativeDenver Riggleman (R)

2018 Election Results:
Denver Riggleman  (R) 53.2% – 165,476
Leslie Cockburn (D) 46.8% – 145,685
Total votes: 311,161

Washington DC Office (Tom Garrett’s offices):

Washington DC Office:
415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4711

Charlottesville Office:
686 Berkmar Circle 2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-973-9631

Danville Office:
308 Craghead Street Suite 102D
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-2596

Email:   Contact Form

About

From Wikipedia 

Virginia’s fifth congressional district is a United States congressional district in the commonwealth of Virginia. It is Virginia’s largest district with an area of 10,181.03 square miles (26,368.7 km2) – and is larger in area than six US states.

The district’s first representative in Congress was James Madison, later the 4th President of the United States. The current Congressman is Republican Thomas Garrett, Jr..

Historically, the 5th was one of the first districts of Virginia to turn Republican – though unlike the 6th where the decisive factor was ticket-splitting by Byrd Organization Democrats, here the decisive factor was the growth of middle-class Republicanism in the Charlottesville metropolitan area. In the decade precedingthe Voting Rights Act, these were joined by a significant proportion of Virginia’s limited and almost entirely white electorate who preferred GOP positions on black civil rights. The district was to be one of two in Virginia giving a plurality to segregationist George Wallace in 1968, and has never supported a Democrat for President since Harry S. Truman.

Despite being traditionally Republican, in 2008 Democrat Tom Perriello defeated six-term Republican incumbent Virgil H. Goode, Jr. by running on a progressive platform. Perriello lost to Republican Robert Hurt in 2010.

2018 Campaign Contributions

From Ballotpedia

From financial reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

Name Party Receipts* Disbursements** Cash on hand Date
Denver Riggleman Republican Party $912,565 $407,475 $505,089 As of September 30, 2018
Leslie Cockburn Democratic Party $2,435,653 $1,406,008 $1,029,644 As of September 30, 2018

Recent Election Results

From Ballotpedia

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2016

Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Republican. Tom Garrett (R) defeated Jane Dittmar (D) in the general election on November 8, 2016. Garrett defeated Jim McKelvey, Michael Del Rosso, and Joe Whited at the Republican convention on May 14, 2016.

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Garrett 58.2% 207,758
Democratic Jane Dittmar 41.6% 148,339
N/A Write-in 0.2% 659
Total Votes 356,756
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

2014

See also: Virginia’s 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Robert Hurt won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. He defeated Lawrence Gaughan(D), Libertarian Paul Jones and Green Party candidate Kenneth Hildebrandt in the general election.

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt Incumbent 60.9% 124,735
Democratic Lawrence Gaughan 35.9% 73,482
Libertarian Paul Jones 2.1% 4,298
Green Kenneth Hildebrandt 1.1% 2,209
N/A Write-in 0.1% 221
Total Votes 204,945
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

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Denver RigglemanDenver Riggleman

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 5 since 2019
Affiliation: Republican

"As a political outsider, veteran, small business owner, and grassroots conservative, I will bring a fresh perspective to DC and help pass the President’s agenda. As we have all seen over the past few years, it takes a real outsider with real-world experience to drag the swamp monsters to dry land."

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 5 since 2019
Affiliation: Republican

“As a political outsider, veteran, small business owner, and grassroots conservative, I will bring a fresh perspective to DC and help pass the President’s agenda. As we have all seen over the past few years, it takes a real outsider with real-world experience to drag the swamp monsters to dry land.”

About

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Source: Government page

Denver Lee Riggleman III was born in Virginia and grew up in Manassas. Denver graduated from Stonewall Jackson High school in 1988, where he played football.  In 1989, he married his wife, Christine, who attended high school at Osbourn High School, also in Manassas.

Denver earned an A.A. from Burlington County College in 1996, an A.A.S. degree in Avionics Systems from the Community College of the Air force in 1996, a BA (with Distinction) in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1998. Denver and Christine live in Nelson County and have three children, Lauren, Abigail, and Lillian.

Between 1992 and 1996, Denver served in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a C-141 Starlifter enlisted avionics technician at McGuire AFB, New Jersey.  Denver was awarded a scholarship to the University of Virginia in 1996.  He graduated in 1998 and then subsequently served as a commissioned officer with the 366th Fighter Wing and 34th Bomb Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho and in the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Denver Riggleman and his wife, Christine, dreamed for years of starting their own distillery, and in 2013 built, and now operate, Silverback Distillery in Afton, Virginia. Denver and his wife currently distill and distribute Gin, Vodka and Whiskeys. Denver has also been CEO of several defense contracting companies specializing in counterterrorism, analytic services, rapid technology development, critical infrastructure studies, C4ISR, cyber processes and support to “follow the money” organizations.

Denver was first elected to Congress in 2018 and is honored to represent the 5th district of Virginia.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Distillery Owner
    Silverback Distillery
  • C-141 Starlifter enlisted avionics technician and commissioned officer
    United States Air Force and NSA

Education

  • BA, Foreign Affairs
    University of Virginia
    1998

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington, DC Office
1022 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4711

Charlottesville Office
686 Berkmar Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (434) 973-9631

Danville Office
308 Craghead Street
Suite 102-D
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: (434) 791-2596

Web

Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Government Page, Wikipedia

Politics

Recent Elections

2018 US Representative for US House District 5

Denver Riggleman (R) 165,339 53.18%
Leslie C. Cockburn (D) 145,040 46.65%
Write In (Write-in) 547 0.18%
TOTAL 310,926

Source: Department of Elections

Finances

RIGGLEMAN, DENVER has run in 1 race for public office, winning 1 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,930,440.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

House Financial Services Committee

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Government web page

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