Joseph B Walton for Virginia

Congratulations, Abigail Spanberger, Congresswoman-elect! I graciously concede. – Joe

I graciously concede to Congressman Dave Brat or Abigail Spanberger and am gratified to have been a part of the process and shaping the narrative of the #va07 election in 2018 and the broader aspects of American democracy and public policy issues. I’ll have more to say in the coming weeks!
Now let’s watch the results from the 7th, state, and country and I’ll concede to the winner of #va07 once the final results are known!

I am Joseph B. Walton, a candidate for the 7th Congressional District of Virginia.  I am the Libertarian Party of Virginia’s nominee for the election.  You may see if you are in the 7th District here.

I believe in limited government and personal freedom in the tradition and practice of Thomas Jefferson – socially inclusive, fiscally responsible.

My campaign is focused on preparing Virginia and America for a future of new societal and economic realities while maintaining the essential qualities which made Virginia and America models for the rest of the world in so many areas of civic life.

Raising a family in a country with emerging social and economic challenges and new pressures on our communities is a challenge and privilege I understand.  As I think about the future being handed to my daughters, I know I can’t stand idly by.

I am running for Congress to collaboratively work on the issues facing our district so we can move our nation, state, and diverse community forward, together. Furthermore, I will be a “fiercely independent” voice to fight polarization, gridlock, and gerrymandering by seeking ballot and voting reforms to increase the responsiveness of our democratic republic.

What does that mean?

  • America should have strong national defenses which judiciously protect US interests and allies around the world and which support an America as a welcoming force for good at home and abroad
  • Economic policies which support entrepreneurial and economic mobility for all Americans amidst rapid changes in society and technology
  • Responsible domestic policies which serve to create a country that effectively and sustainably uses its resources to maintain public services and infrastructure equitably for Virginia and for all Americans
  • Societal policies which fully support socio-economic realities and are equitably administered for all Americans

Election day is November 6, 2018.  As it approaches, I will use this site and other media to add my voice to the debate about how best to represent the citizens in the 7th Congressional District and the whole of Virginia.  Please stay tuned.


Joseph B. Walton
Candidate & Libertarian Nominee
Virginia’s 7th Congressional District