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45th House District

Updated: Levine goes 0-for-2, will end up out of office

Running for two offices at the same time proved politically catastrophic for Del. Mark Levine, who on June 8 lost both his long-shot quest for lieutenant governor and his re-election bid.

Letter: Levine seems to cross an ethical line in mailing

Editor: You can imagine my surprise last week when I opened my mailbox to find a 17-page insult mailed to me at what, I presume, was my own expense. This insult– a political mailer on official House of Delegates letterhead,...

Sun Gazette endorsements: House races in the 45th, 49th

Personal affection to varying degrees aside, nobody’s going to accuse us of being enamored with most of the policy positions of the Arlington delegation to the House of Delegates. Occasionally there is agreement, but in general we think the local...

Letter: Bennett-Parker best option in 45th House race

Editor: It’s hard to pick one reason why I’m excited to vote for Elizabeth Bennett-Parker for House of Delegates in the 45th District. I could talk about how, on issues across the board, she goes the extra mile to deeply...

In 45th, incumbent tries to hold on in intra-party battle

What, exactly, is Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax) doing so wrong that he needs to be replaced? If attendees at a recent Arlington League of Women Voters candidate forum were hoping to find the answer, they remained largely in the dark. Given,...

Editor’s Notebook: And the victory goes to …

… Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax), at least in terms of performance in the May 2 League of Women Voters of Arlington debate against his challenger in the 45th House District primary, Alexandria Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker. Both candidates were given...

Editor’s Notebook: Starting to get some election clarity

The League of Women Voters of Arlington yesterday held debates for the two House of Delegates districts (45th and 49th) that have intra-party battles going on, as well as the County Board race. Good to see – it finally feels...

Editor’s Notebook: The knives seem to be coming out

Yesterday’s email in-basket brought a press release from the Elizabeth Bennett-Parker campaign for 45th House of Delegates, announcing that Arlington County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti had endorsed her bid to unseat Del. Mark Levine (D-49th) in the June...

‘Absolute ineptitude’: GOP candidate calls out school response

As he waits to see which Democrat he will face in November, the prospective Republican nominee in the 45th House District is hammering home a message that the incumbent has pushed a radical agenda while his constituents have suffered. And...

Sen. Ebbin: Voters in primary should dump Del. Levine

State Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax) has endorsed challenger Elizabeth Bennett-Parker in the competitive Democratic primary in the 45th House District. “I feel a responsibility to weigh in,” Ebbin said in an April 22 statement released by the Bennett-Parker campaign. “It’s...
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