From Verga's Facebook page, we learn this:
My name is Laurence Verga and I'm running for Virginia's 5th Congressional District seat in 2010. I am proud to be a conservative Republican.Interesting.
I have been blessed with a wonderful life: an extraordinary wife, four beautiful children, and a career I enjoy. Although I am passionate about my conservative beliefs, I'd never contemplated entering politics—until now. In considering our national predicament, I've concluded that I can no longer observe from the sidelines given our country's current state of decline.
Like many Americans I am concerned about the direction in which the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress are steering us. I am worried that my children will not have the same opportunities that my wife and I, my parents, and my immigrant grandfather had.
I will not outsource the fight for America's freedom; I have a calling to take it up myself.
I believe that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world, and that the freedom given to us by our Creator has made the United States a shining example of Liberty to the entire world.
I thank you for caring about this country, and I welcome your support. Let us march forward together.