Two interesting endorsements in the HD86 Democratic nomination contest to replace Del. Jennifer Boysko, who is running for State Senate in SD33. Note that the Democratic caucus is on January 12, and that the other two candidates are Mike O’Reilly and Ibraheem Samirah. For more background, see here (including: Caucus Date: Saturday, January 12, 2019; Time: vote any time between 10:00am to 4:00pm; Locations: 86th District voters may cast a ballot at either of these two locations: Franklin Middle School, 3300 Lees Corner Road, Chantilly, VA 20151 Dranesville Elementary School, 1515 Powells Tavern Pl, Herndon, VA 20170).
First, from Our Revolution Virginia:
Please Support KOFI ANNAN
Kofi Annan is a dedicated public servant who is committed to advancing progressive values of social justice and equity. He is currently serving a second term as the president of the Fairfax County NAACP. Under his leadership the branch led a successful campaign to rename J.E.B. Stuart High School. The branch worked with school officials to restructure the Fairfax County Public School teacher hiring process to reduce the likelihood of discrimination. He led efforts to revise the county’s School Resource Officer program to make it more fair and transparent; worked to limit the county’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and helped secure additional early childhood education funds for low income children.
Kofi exemplifies a progressive leader who seeks holistic policy solutions, many of which have helped combat economic inequality throughout Fairfax County and Virginia. As a proven change agent, his commitment to fighting injustice and corruption will provide vital expertise and perspective to the General Assembly.
January 12 from 10am to 4pm
Dranesville Elementary School
1515 Powells Tavern Place
Herndon, VA 20170
Franklin Middle School
3300 Lees Corner Road
Chantilly, VA 20151
Second, from the Chad Thompson for Delegate campaign:
James Carville Endorses Chad Thompson for Virginia Delegate
(Herndon, VA) Former Senior Advisor to Bill Clinton James Carville gave his endorsement to Chad Thompson for Thompson’s candidacy for the Democratic Nomination in the 86th District of the Virginia House Delegates late Thursday night. Carville sat down to record his endorsement video at his home where he shared his thoughts on the Democratic Party, the Northern Virginia area, and Thompson as the prime candidate for the Democratic nomination.
“I have always found [Chad] to be a person who is gracious, well mannered, really really smart, and a very, decent qualified human being,” Carville stated in his video to the 86th District voters. “I can recommend him to Northern Virginia voters without hesitation, equivocation, or reservation. He is truly a fine young man and will uphold the greatest traditions of the Democratic Party. He will always listen. He will always put the people of Northern Virginia first. He will not fall for any of this right-wing chicanery or tricks. He will stand up tall for people in his district and all over the commonwealth.”
Mr. Carville went on to say, “Whenever someone from my office goes on to do great things, I am always happy about it. And Chad will go on to do great things in Virginia politics and I am glad to give him an assist in his electoral effort.”
Chad Thompson has known and worked with James Carville for over twenty years. Chad first worked with Mr. Carville in 1995 as an intern. He later rejoined his office as a special assistant to Mr. Carville, who was senior advisor to President Bill Clinton at the time. Since then, Chad and James have continued to work together on special projects and host events for Democratic candidates. Chad would like to express his deepest gratitude and excitement to have an esteemed Democrat and mentor like Carville in his corner.