Contact: Renee Ellmers
(DUNN, NC) – Working on the frontline of the fight against Covid for nearly two years became the driving force behind Congresswoman Renee Ellmers' decision to run for Congress and serve again. Today, she is announcing her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the newly drawn 13th Congressional District.
“It was an honor to serve three terms in Congress representing people where I’ve lived for almost 24 years,” said Mrs. Ellmers. “Monitoring the redistricting process in the General Assembly this week, I hoped that an opportunity to serve those same wonderful people would be possible. The 6th Congressional District approved by the General Assembly includes my home county of Harnett and other counties that I’ve represented in the past so it’s not a completely new district for me.”
In 2016 Mrs. Ellmers was the first woman in Congress to endorse then candidate Donald J. Trump and he subsequently gave her his first Congressional endorsement. In May of 2017, she was appointed by President Donald J. Trump to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as Director of Region 4 which included North Carolina and seven other states. As a Presidential Appointee, Renee provided executive leadership as the primary representative for the Secretary of Health and Human Services and was a strong voice for the healthcare needs of North Carolinians.
“My website – www.reneeellmers.com – lists a dozen different issues that I think are important,” said Ellmers. “I believe that your government should work for you, not you for the government. Nancy Pelosi and the radical left in Congress are driving our economy in the ground with big government. I'm ready to head back to Washington to say enough is enough!”