LIMA, OH – Jeff Sites, a Democratic veteran and warehouse manager who is challenging Rep. Jim Jordan in the Ohio Fourth Congressional District, secured his second major endorsement in less than a week today, announcing he has earned the support of VoteVets.
With more than 700,000 members nationwide, VoteVets is one of the country’s largest veterans’ political action groups, and played a crucial role in President Biden’s victory. Sites is only the second challenger they have endorsed this election cycle.
“The U.S. Army taught me accountability. It taught me pride, integrity and guts. Those values are in short supply in Washington right now, and we need them more than ever,” Sites said. “Cynical and extremist career politicians like Jim Jordan have dragged us into crisis, and now they’re even attacking our military. It’s an honor to stand with so many of my brothers and sisters in arms as we fight back.”
“Jeff is the kind of person who never forgets where he came from,” said John Soltz, Iraq War veteran and Chairman of VoteVets PAC. “He chose to serve this country and his community, and is doing so again. He understands that fighting for this country and his community isn’t about rolling up his sleeves for show, and then betraying his country when it’s all on the line. He knows it’s about putting in the hard work, and even willing to sacrifice your life, so that our children have a democracy and a fighting chance at a better life. When so many frauds peacock around Capitol Hill, Jeff Sites will be the real deal.”
Sites joined the Army after high school, and served as a military policeman and a unit armorer from 1987 to 1990. He is also a former military spouse and worked as a police officer for the Department of Defense.
In Congress, Sites will fight for quality health care for veterans, accountability at the VA, and education and employment assistance to help our men and women in uniform re-entering the civilian world as the long wars finally wind down. He is also devoted to defending our democracy at this critical moment in American history.
“I’ve always wanted to serve my nation. Right now that means holding politicians like Jordan accountable when they refuse to put America first,” Sites said. “Jim and I both took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The difference between us is I meant it. And the Ohio Fourth deserves a congressman who will live up to that.” This news comes on the heels of Sites becoming the first challenger endorsed by Backroads PAC for 2022, leading their slate of Democrats running to win back rural America. Sites also won national praise for his first ad of the campaign, which has now been viewed more than 970,000 times across all platforms, and has raised more than $110,000 from more than 3,000 contributors and signed up hundreds of new volunteers in district since its release.