Portola Valley, California— Democratic candidate for California’s 16th Congressional District Peter Dixon today announced that he has earned the endorsement of New Politics, a national organization that supports candidates who have committed their lives to serving our country, either through the military or national service organizations like AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps.
A first-time candidate for public office, Dixon has quickly made his mark on this race by raising $350,000 in the first 24 hours of launching his campaign. Dixon also announced this week that he has been endorsed by six Members of Congress including Representatives Jason Crow (CO-06); Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11); Pat Ryan (NY-18); Jared Golden (ME-02); Don Davis (NC-01); and Chris Deluzio (PA-17).
“Peter Dixon is an accomplished entrepreneur, veteran, and family man with a strong record of public service and leadership,” said Emily Cherniack, founder and executive director of New Politics. “Dixon’s service in the Marines gave him the transformational leadership experience he now needs to serve his country once again by fighting for working families and delivering solutions and resources for the biggest challenges facing residents – from healthcare to housing and immigration to education right in his home district. New Politics is proud to endorse Peter Dixon and looks forward to his thoughtful leadership in Congress.”
“I thank New Politics for their endorsement and their work to help elect leaders who have committed their lives to service to our country,” said Dixon. “We need a new generation of political leaders with a shared commitment to defending our democracy and finding common-sense solutions to the challenges we face. In Washington, I’ll continue my lifetime of service to our country, drawing from my experiences building a start-up, serving as a Marine, and raising my daughters to make a lasting impact and create positive change for our community and our country.”
In a video announcing his campaign, Dixon highlights his career as a combat veteran, special advisor serving under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and successful Silicon Valley start-up founder working to make the U.S. military more efficient and effective. Dixon also notes that his motivation to run for Congress is rooted in his passion to serve his country and to ensure a better future for his daughters and all families of California’s 16th district.
ABOUT PETER DIXON
Peter Dixon, 40, is an accomplished entrepreneur, veteran, and family man with a strong record of public service and leadership. Raised in the district, Dixon is the oldest of four siblings and hails from a family with a strong tradition of military service.
After 9/11, Dixon joined the Marine Corps and led young men and women in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. His service extended to the Pentagon, where he spearheaded initiatives shaping the future of combat and integrating disruptive technologies onto the battlefield. Because of his expertise in combating corruption, he was recruited to Hillary Clinton’s State Department during the Obama Administration, where he worked with non-profits and the Federales to combat cartel violence in Mexico.
A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Dixon is the co-founder and former CEO of Second Front Systems, a cybersecurity company that brings game-changing commercial tech to the US government – to help bring the US government into the 21st century. He is running for California’s 16th Congressional District to be Silicon Valley’s Ambassador to America. Dixon is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Portola Valley with his wife and is a proud father of three girls.
ABOUT NEW POLITICS
New Politics is a bipartisan organization that revitalizes American democracy by recruiting, developing, and electing leaders who have committed their lives to serving our country, either through the military or national service organizations like AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. New Politics support includes strategic advising and training in all aspects of a candidate’s campaign, such as fundraising, communications, organizing, hiring, and team building. New Politics has raised more than $8.5 million for their candidates, electing more than 30 of them to office, from Congress to School Board.