Stafford lawyer Qasim Rashid is running for Congress in the 1st District.
The Democrat ran in the state Senate 28th District race last November. He lost to incumbent Republican Richard Stuart 57%-42%.
Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, was first elected in a 2007 special election, and won re-election to a sixth full term in 2018, defeating challenger Vangie Williams 55%-45%.
Williams is expected to run again in June’s Democratic Primary.
Rashid looks to build on the immense momentum from 2019, according the campaign announcement.
“The First District of Virginia has been inadequately served by a corporate-funded Congressman for too long,” Rashid said. “It’s time to elect a representative that will serve the district by putting working families, veterans, federal employees, and environmental protection first.”