This afternoon, I attended Mark Levine’s kickoff for the 45th House of Delegates district (the seat is being vacated by Del. Rob Krupicka) in Old Town Alexandria. I’m not supporting a candidate in this race at this time (the other candidates are Craig Fifer, Julie Jakopic, Clarence Tong and Larry Altenburg), but I may decide to do so in coming weeks, once I read everyone’s interview questions and possibly see more of their public appearances. For now, though, here’s some video from Mark Levine’s event this afternoon, which was attended by probably 75-100 people (including former 8th CD Democratic candidate Bruce Shuttleworth and Alexandria City Council member John Chapman).
Other than Mark Levine himself, speakers included local Democratic activist Paul Friedman, Richard Rosendall of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance, Joe Geraghty of the Close Up Foundation, and victims advocate Clarisa Odullo. See below and in the comments section.