Karen Darner Endorses Alfonso Lopez

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    Alfonso Lopez Receives the Support of Former 49th District Delegate Karen Darner;

    Darner Cites Lopez’s Community Experience Fighting for Our Progressive Values

    Alfonso Lopez’s grassroots campaign has received the strong endorsement of former 49th District Delegate Karen Darner (D). Former Delegate Darner, who was also a Speech Therapist in the Arlington County Public Schools for 35 years, represented the 49th District from 1991 to 2004. Upon her retirement, the Roanoke Times referred to her as the “…staunchest protector of minority rights in Richmond.”

    “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Alfonso since the 1990s,” said Darner. “His years of community service in Arlington – from the Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission to his time on the Board of the Shirlington Employment and Education Center – speak highly of his dedication. Alfonso has the passion and experience necessary to be an effective advocate for our progressive values in Richmond. I share Alfonso’s concerns about Republican initiatives in Richmond and his vision for moving Virginia forward. Alfonso is the right person at the right time for the 49th and he has my support on Tuesday, August 23.”

    Darner joins a growing list of supporters of Lopez’s grassroots campaign, including dozens who have volunteered their time to talk to members of their community on behalf of the campaign.

    “I am deeply touched and grateful for Karen’s support – and for all of the support from activists and leaders in our community,” said Lopez. “Karen’s 13 years of service in the House of Delegates representing the people of the 49th District were exemplary. More importantly, she has spent a lifetime serving our community as an activist and vital voice for civil rights, human services, our children and schools. Over the years it’s been my honor to have worked with Karen and supported her efforts to help move Virginia forward. I am proud to have her support.”

    Alfonso Lopez is a candidate for Virginia House of Delegates in the 49th District. With nearly 20 years of legislative experience at the highest levels in federal and state government and a record of achievement in our community, Lopez has dedicated his life to public service and Virginia.

    For more information on the campaign, please visit Alfonso Lopez for Delegate on the web or join the conversation on Facebook.

    • jgrant

      Delegate Darner’s support means a lot in the 49th.

    • Jason

      Glad to see Karen’s endorsement of Alfonso.  It is a testament to how hard Alfonso has worked in Arlington for a long time.  He’s got the experience and dedication to be a great delegate for the 49th, just as Karen was.