Aneesh Chopra , the nation’s first chief technology officer, announced Monday that Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Democratic congressman Rick Boucher have endorsed his bid for lieutenant governor.
Chopra, a Democrat who was secretary of technology under former governor Timothy M. Kaine, left the White House in January. to pursue his first bid for elective office.
“I am confident that Aneesh is ready to lead in Virginia with a vision that includes smart investments to grow an innovation economy, and ensure Virginia’s workers have the skills to compete,” Moran said.
Said Boucher: “Aneesh Chopra has been my friend and partner on advancing the nation’s technology economy, including expanding access to affordable broadband services in our rural communities, including Southwest Virginia.”
Chopra is part of a crowded field seeking to replace Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R), who is running for governor.