|Richmond, Virginia – Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, 56th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, announced the endorsements of former Delegate Alex Askew, Michael Feggans, Debra Gardner, and Phil Hernandez in their respective Democratic primaries for the House of Delegates, along with financial support from her Energized for Change PAC.
“We are about to begin another legislative session where Governor Youngkin and House Republican leadership are already introducing far right bills to ban abortion, roll back gun violence prevention measures, and prioritize corporate tax cuts over support for working families,” said Filler-Corn. “It is more important than ever that we win back the House of Delegates this year, and each of these highly qualified candidates will help us do exactly that.”
Former Delegate Alex Askew – District 95
“Alex served in the House during my tenure as Speaker and played an integral role in passing historic legislation to make our communities safer from gun violence, expand voting access, make historic investments in public education, and more. We need his experience back in Richmond to protect and expand our progress from day one.”
Michael Feggans – District 97
“I was proud to work with Michael and the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee to flip multiple long-held Republican city council seats in Virginia Beach last year and to elect great candidates to the Virginia Beach School Board. His experience in the Air Force and in business makes him uniquely qualified to represent Virginia Beach in the House of Delegates.”
Debra Gardner – District 76
“Debra ran a hard-fought campaign in 2021 coming up just three points short of victory against an established incumbent Republican. I was proud to support her campaign in 2021, and I know she will be a strong advocate for working families in Chesterfield County.”
Phil Hernandez – District 94
“Phil has been a fierce advocate for our environment, workers, and educators from President Obama’s administration to his current work in the nonprofit sector. I was a supporter of his impressive bid for the House of Delegates in 2019, and I am proud to support him once again.”
Energized for Change PAC will offer financial contributions and other support to each endorsed candidate. Primary Election Day is June 20, 2023 with the General Election to be held on November 7th.