WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today participated in the ACLI Capital Challenge, a 5k race for members of Congress, Executive Branch officials, journalists, Congressional staffers, and others. Gallagher won his division with a time of 20:03 to maintain his title of “Fastest Man in Congress,” which he has now won for the sixth consecutive time.

Following his victory, Rep. Gallagher released the following statement.

“On paper this was a victory. In reality, my time was slow. Like America after the fall of the Berlin Wall, like Senator Tom Cotton after the 2016 ACLI, victory is defeating me. Let this be a lesson to all past-their-prime-politicians raging against the dying of the light: complacency kills.”

The race was held in support of Junior Achievement USA, an organization that works to enhance financial literacy and help young people have the personal finance knowledge they need to succeed in our economy. Rep. Gallagher has long been a Congressional champion of financial literacy initiatives, and recently introduced bipartisan legislation that would establish a grant program to support more school’s access to financial literacy programs.

“There are few skills more important to our kids’ success than financial literacy,” Gallagher continued. “ACLI’s work with Junior Achievement USA helps teach students about how they can plan to save for retirement, and it’s always an honor to support this program by running in the ACLI Capital Challenge. I may be slowing down, but ACLI’s commitment to giving kids lifelong financial skills certainly is not.”

Rep. Gallagher’s first time competing in the ACLI Capital Challenge was in 2017, when he defeated defending champion Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Gallagher has not lost since.

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