|U.S. House, Alabama, District 6|
Vise also made the following statement about gerrymandering in Alabama in his withdrawal letter. Alabama is a conservative state, but gerrymandering has manipulated the boundaries of legislative districts to eliminate any semblance of competition. Such lopsided districts discourage candidate recruiting, voter engagement, competitive elections and responsive elected representatives."
Vise holds a bachelor's degree in government and history from Georgetown University. He is the owner of TransAdvise, a market research and marketing consulting firm specializing in trucking, transportation and logistics.
Vise ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 6th District. Vise won the Democratic nomination unopposed in the primary on June 3, 2014. However, Vise then withdrew from the race on August 6, 2014.
Vise and his wife, Julie, have three children.
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