FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2020
VoteVets Endorses U.S. Congressional Candidate Phil Ehr
PENSACOLA, FL — VoteVets PAC, the largest progressive group of veterans in America, has officially endorsed Phil Ehr for U.S. Congress. The organization represents over 700,000 veterans, military families, and their civilian supporters.
“Keeping America safe, secure, and united is what is on the ballot, in November, and there’s zero doubt that Phil Ehr is the person best able to help do that, in this race,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.
“Phil’s extensive military experience, and smarts, will help better policies come out of Congress. His commitment to service and putting others above himself is the right attitude to unite America again. We’re proud to endorse Phil,” Soltz continued.
Ehr is a U.S. Navy veteran who rose from Seaman to Commander in a 26-year active duty career, flying reconnaissance missions in the Cold War, the Balkans, and Desert Storm. Northwest Florida, the home of the largest military community in America, it’s imperative that voters in the district have a representative who truly understands the active duty experience and military family life.
“As a retired Commander, I am honored to receive this endorsement from my fellow veterans. I will work tirelessly to advance our military basing and veteran community interests not only for Florida’s 1st District, but for our nation,” Ehr stated.
“We will have to pick up the pieces and put our country back together. In doing that, I am ready to tackle challenges like completing the funding of the Post 9/11 GI Bill along with expanding the mental health services and suicide prevention programs so desperately needed by our veterans,” Ehr continued.
Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, and old public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America's 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org's core mission and beliefs.
About Phil Ehr:
Phil Ehr is a retired U.S. Navy commander and the Democratic nominee challenging Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. Phil is a husband, father, community volunteer, and veteran who rose from Seaman to Commander in a 26-year active duty career. Phil flew reconnaissance missions in the Cold War, Desert Storm, and the Balkans. He provided strategic advice to senior leaders in Washington, London, and NATO in the post Cold War and post 9/11 eras. Phil is fighting to restore honor and integrity to Northwest Florida’s representation. With your help, we will prevent, prepare for, and respond to the next national crisis. We will build an economy that’s fair for working people, families, and small business, cradle to grave. We will correct failing policies on health care, education, the environment, and public safety. We will advance freedom, equality, liberty, and justice for all. We will fight corruption and incompetence to restore trust in American leadership. Join the “Ehr Force” today!