I find it fascinating that many of the same people who supported Jim Webb over Harris Miller in 2006 are also supporting Jaime Areizaga-Soto over Barbara Favola in 2011 [NOTE: one significant exception is Jay Fisette, who serves with Favola on the County Board]. At the same time, many of the same friends of corporate/real estate interests who supported Miller in 2006 are supporting Favola in 2011. Hmmmm.
Senator Chap Petersen endorses Jaime Areizaga-Soto for State Senate
Senator Petersen describes Areizaga-Soto as hard worker and passionate advocate
FAIRFAX, VA. – Today the Jaime Areizaga-Soto for State Senate campaign announced the endorsement of Fairfax Democratic Senator Chap Peterson.
“Having worked with Jaime in Richmond and Northern Virginia, I know that he is a hard worker and a passionate advocate for the community,” said Petersen. “He represents a new generation of Virginians seeking leadership positions in the Commonwealth. That is something the Democratic Party needs.”
Senator Petersen represents the 34th District in the Virginia State Senate. His district includes portions of Fairfax County.
“Chap has been a strong fighter for Fairfax,” said Areizaga-Soto. “I will fight for Fairfax with the same vigor and passion.”
UPDATE: Check out this strong endorsement for Jaime by Fairfax County Democratic Committee Sully District Volunteer of the Year in 2008, Shane Grannum. Here’s the conclusion (bolding added by me for emphasis):
…Unfortunately, Caren Merrick is a strong candidate who will have the Republican freight train behind her to trash Favola’s record.
That is exactly why this is Jaime Areizaga-Soto’s moment to take local politics by storm and use his unique experiences as a political appointee and Lt. Colonel. That is exactly why Democrats – Progressive, moderate, and otherwise – need to band together. Because in January, it isn’t really going to matter whether Favola or Areizaga-Soto is the candidate: it’s going to matter whether we have a Democrat to keep the Republicans in the Governor’s Mansion and General Assembly from passing whirlwind pieces of legislation that will uproot this Commonwealth for good. We need someone who can and will win, and for that reason, Jaime is our man.