About Dan Helmer
Dan Helmer is an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and the former vice chair of VoteVets. When Dan sought the Democratic nomination in VA-10 in 2018, he messaged heavily on gun violence, gaining national attention when he demonstrated how easy it is to obtain an AR-15 by releasing body-camera video of himself buying one at a gun show. His campaign also released an ad featuring his wife, a school teacher, participating in an active shooter drill with her students. Dan and his wife, Karen, live in Fairfax, VA with their two young boys.