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June 28, 2011
Former Alexandria Vice-Mayor Andrew Macdonald Endorses Libby Garvey for Virginia Senate
ALEXANDRIA – Former Alexandria Vice-Mayor and Old Town resident Andrew Macdonald today endorsed Libby Garvey for Virginia Senate in the 30th District. “I have been thoroughly impressed by Libby’s tenacity and willingness to tackle the difficult challenges facing Alexandria today,” Madonald said. “I have every confidence that she is the only candidate in this race who will make Alexandria a stronger community.”
MacDonald cited Libby Garvey’s bold stands on the BRAC facility at the Mark Center and the proposed waterfront redevelopment plan as reasons for his endorsement. “Libby thoroughly understands the issues facing our community and already has the legislative style she’ll need to successfully represent Alexandria from Day 1,” Macdonald said. In March, Garvey exposed the process by which City Council allowed the BRAC facility to be built at the Mark Center rather than speaking out strongly against that location at the time. The location will create a traffic nightmare for many Alexandrians and the surrounding area. She has more recently helped lead the way in urging the Alexandria City Council to postpone any decision on waterfront redevelopment until alternative plans can be produced that take into account residents’ complaints.
Libby Garvey currently serves as the Chair of the Arlington County School Board. She announced her intention to run for the Virginia Senate in the 30th District in February following current 30th District Senator Patsy Ticer’s retirement announcement. Garvey has been endorsed by Senator Ticer, former Delegate Marian Van Landingham, and former Virginia Attorney General Mary Sue Terry, among others.
“I look forward to working with Andrew Macdonald and the people of Alexandria to make the 30th District and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia a stronger community for our families,” Garvey said. “I’m grateful to Mr. Macdonald for his support.”
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