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Video: Virginia 42nd Delegate District Candidates Forum with Kathy Tran and Tilly Blanding


42nd House of Delegates district forum held last night, sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Democratic Committee. The candidates’ website are Tilly Blanding and Kathy Tran. May the best candidate win!

P.S. Excellent job moderating by Dan Lagana.

  • From the Tilly Blanding for House of Delegates campaign:

    With Endorsement From Carpenters Union, Tilly Blanding Is The Candidate For Working Families In District 42 Primary

    Springfield, VA – Today the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, representing over 17,500 members across five states and the District of Columbia, announced their support of Tilly Blanding in the District 42 Democratic Primary. The Carpenters join SEIU 32BJ, SEIU Virginia 512, LiUNA! Mid-Atlantic, UNITE HERE Local 23, UNITE HERE Local 25, and UFCW Local 400, all state and regional unions that are backing Tilly’s campaign.

    “Proving that she has the experience and relationships needed to make real change in Richmond, Tilly’s grassroots campaign is continuing to gain momentum. Unions represent the heart of the Democratic Party,” said Campaign Manager Cynthia Sebian-Lander. “The overwhelming support of Virginia labor demonstrates that Tilly truly is the strongest progressive candidate to take on the Republicans in November.”

    “Growing up during the Civil Rights movement, I know first-hand that we are stronger when we stand together to push back against hate and fear. As a proud member of my Union, SEIU Virginia 512, I have been fighting for workers’ rights down in Richmond for years. Now I want go back to Richmond, this time as your Delegate, to fight for change and improve the lives of all individuals across the state by implementing policies that give everyone a fair shot,” said Tilly in a statement today.

    “I am running to create opportunity for all Virginians, and that means lifting up every working family. Strengthening the economy starts by ensuring that all workers are paid a livable wage so that our teachers, first responders, home care workers, and county employees can all afford to live where they work. It also means creating jobs by investing in our infrastructure and schools. I have been fighting for families across our Commonwealth for over 30 years, and want to continue to lift up our Democratic progressive values as Delegate by giving a voice to all Virginians.”

    Tilly Blanding has also been endorsed by Congressman Gerry Connolly, Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova, Supervisor John Foust, Fairfax County School Board member Pat Hynes, School Board member Chris Lewis, CASA in Action, and Candidate for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax.