November 16, 2021
With a heavy heart, I have decided to withdraw my 2022 candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for Florida’s 6th district.
Thank you to the many donors and volunteers who supported this campaign over the past few months. All donations benefitted the Florida Democratic Party for purchase of voter data access, and I believe I can share this with a new Democratic candidate for this seat. Last year, following our loss in the Democratic primary, we were approved to share data access with the Democratic nominee in this manner. If you are interested in running, please talk with me and with Dr. Joyce Cusack, Chair of the Campaign Committee of the Volusia County Democratic Party.
I will continue to support Democratic candidates in Volusia County and beyond, such as our friend John Navarra who is running for State House District 26. However, Kristy and I have decided that the pressures of a congressional campaign are not right for our family over the coming year.
Dr. Richard Thripp
I set up a new website for my 2022 congressional campaign at ThrippForCongress.com. Check it out today!
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August 16, 2021
We are working on kicking off a strong Democratic campaign for the United States House of Representatives in Florida’s 6th district and we need your support. Last year, with help from people like you, we achieved 28,661 votes (48.5%) in the primary. Since then, I have worked in our public schools as a teacher and served as Chair of the Volusia County Democratic Party to help modernize and mobilize our Party infrastructure.
Now, I am running again because the movement we started in 2020 cannot go to waste. In this new campaign, we have a strong impact to make toward helping marginalized people. We will continue to advocate for Medicare for All and to fight for the future habitability of our planet. We will also continue advocating for kitchen table issues such as better jobs and wages and more educational opportunities in the Daytona Beach area. These ideas resonated with Democratic primary voters last year, and I believe our message will be even more enticing in the general election on November 8, 2022.
At this time, please help kick off our campaign by making a donation, either digitally at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/thripp or by mailing an old-fashioned paper check to:
Richard Thripp for Congress
265 Hickory Avenue
Orange City, FL 32763
Dr. Richard Thripp
Please contribute toward our VAN (Voter Activation Network) fund. We want to get access to the Florida Democratic Party voter database early this time. It’s a flat fee of $3,500 through the end of 2022. Last cycle we used VAN to compile lists of phone numbers to send over 75,000 text messages, as well as walking lists for contactless literature drops!
Dr. Richard Thripp, Democrat for Congress FL-06