I am a life-long Democrat. I am a veteran. I am a Black man. I am an immigrant. I am a 28-year resident of Columbus, Georgia. My background practicing medicine, serving in the U.S. Army, and working as a civil servant has given me insight into some of the prevailing issues that we could improve to make our country better.
What I am not is a rich man with nothing to do. I am not a slick politician with all the right words from years of misleading constituents and benefiting from public office. I am, however, a man who came to this country and fell in love with it. I worked hard to get a good education and provide for my family while enduring the injustices that are still all around us. So many of us cannot afford to wait for shallow promises.
– Val Almonord, Georgia’s 3rd Congressional District Candidate