Omari Faulkner, Former Georgetown Basketball Player, Navy Reservist and Former State Dept. Official, Announces Campaign for U.S. Senate

Pledges to Challenge Our Leaders to Be Better, Keep the American Dream Alive

Washington, D.C. — November 13, 2019 (For Immediate Release)

Today, Omari Faulkner, a former basketball player for Georgetown University, Navy Reservist and former State Department global envoy, announced his campaign for U.S. Senate in Virgin-ia.

“Politicians have become power hungry, seeking term after term for political gain without
delivering results. For them, it’s not about Virginians, it’s not about Americans — it’s about
seeing their own agendas. Enough of the empty promises! We must shift focus from division brought on the American people by power hungry politicians and focus on continuing the
massive improvement our country has made in the last few years,” said Faulkner. “I’m running for U.S. Senate not to deepen the divide, but to represent the voices of Virginians, the voices of Americans. Together, we can move our Commonwealth and our country forward, ensuring a better tomorrow for our future generations.”

Omari has dedicated his life to serving others. Rooted in his Christian principles, Omari serves as an adjunct professor at his Alma Mater, Georgetown University, where he teaches Master’s level courses and mentors students across the country. Understanding the need to secure the American Dream passed onto him, Omari is active in the Commonwealth community, serving statewide on several advisory committees and boards, advocating for quality education, service and volunteerism, economic development, veteran affairs, and history preservation.

“My great-grandmother never learned how to read or write, but her optimistic view for the
future instilled in me the values of hard work, perseverance, and always putting others above myself. She was the American Dream,” continued Faulkner. “Armed with these values, I was
inspired to serve our country in the Navy Reserve, and today, as a leader in government
solutions, national security, and workforce advancement, I’m proud to help our nation create jobs and solve problems.”

As part of a new generation of Republican leaders who will rally all Virginians around an
optimistic vision of opportunity and prosperity for all Americans, Omari Faulkner has already established himself as the only candidate who can win the Republican nomination and beat Mark Warner in the 2020 general election.

Omari’s self-made story is the epitome of the American Dream, and his commitment to family values and service to others will challenge Virginia to reach its full potential. To learn more about the campaign, visit and follow on Facebook, and


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