Endorsements Piling Up in 30th State Senate Primary


    I just received word that former Virginia Attorney General Mary Sue Terry has endorsed Arlington County School Board member Libby Garvey in the 30th State Senate district. According to Terry, “While Patsy Ticer leaves big shoes to fill, there’s no question in my mind that Libby is prepared to put them on and run – and run hard – for the citizens of her district.”

    This is just the latest in a string of endorsements in the 30th State Senate district primary between Garvey, Del. Adam Ebbin, and Alexandria City Council member Rob Krupicka.  A brief review:

    Garvey: Sen. Patsy Ticer (“I’ve worked with Libby for years.  She is a fast study and is committed to the issues important to me.  She will be an excellent senator for the 30th district”; Mary Sue Terry.

    Ebbin: Leslie Byrne (“Adam represents the progressive leadership this Senate District deserves. I am proud to endorse him”) and “ten members of the House of Delegates from Northern Virginia. Democratic Delegates Bob Brink, David Bulova, Eileen Filler-Corn, Patrick Hope, Mark Keam, Kaye Kory, Caucus Chair Ken Plum, Mark Sickles, Scott Surovell, and Vivian Watts.”

    Krupicka: Gerry Connolly (“Rob is the standout. He has the experience, energy and character to be an effective leader in the State Senate”); Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Sengel and Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne; and Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille.

    Looking at these three candidates and the endorsements they’ve received so far, it’s not clear to me that anyone has a particular advantage in this race. What do you think?


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