Dropping Out of Congressional Race

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

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