Arlington, VA: Today, Arlington Treasurer Frank O’Leary and Arlington Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy issued statements regarding the Columbia Pike Streetcar project and the upcoming Congressional primary.
“Arlington voters are intelligent and I believe it is time for them to be able to weigh in on the streetcar project,” Commissioner of Revenue Ingrid Morroy said. “A referendum forces both sides of this debate to take their case to the voters. This issue has become too divisive to fester any longer.”
“The streetcar project has turned into a political nightmare in Arlington,” Treasurer Frank O’Leary said. “A referendum is the only valid way to get us out of this mess. If there is not a public vote on this project, the public will weigh in through other elections- and that is not a good idea for the Arlington Democratic Party.”
In regards to the upcoming June Congressional primary, Morroy and O’Leary publicly endorsed Patrick Hope and praised his leadership on this issue.
“I’ve made no secret of my support for Patrick Hope from the day he announced. I’ve even called my band The Hopefuls,” Morroy said. “I want to make my endorsement official and I encourage all 8th district voters to elect Patrick to Congress.”
“Patrick has shown superb leadership on Arlington issues as a state Delegate,” O’Leary noted. “We would be extremely lucky to have him serving as our Congressman, and he has my full support.”