Former marine and current Prince William County teacher Atif Qarni has earned the endorsements of the Virginia Professional Firefighters, Virginia AFL-CIO, SEIU Local 512, and recommendations of the Virginia Education Association and Prince William Education Assocation.
“As a teacher, I am a proud union member and I look forward to working with teachers, firefighters, and other hard working union members and their families to win this delegate seat and to be a strong voice for working families in Richmond,” said Qarni.
Qarni is running to represent the 13th District in the House of Delegates, which covers western Prince William County and Manassas Park. He is running against incumbent Delegate Bob Marshall who has repeatedly voted to cut resources for Virginia schools, including over $600 million in school funding in 2010 House Budget, HB 30. [Richmond Times Dispatch, 2/28/10; House Minutes, 2/25/10]