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49th House District

Updated: Lopez wins renomination in a walk

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) easily handled a challenge from his left, dispatching opponent Karishma Mehta without breaking a sweat to win renomination in the 49th District.

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...

Va. conservation group backs Lopez in primary battle

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has endorsed the re-election bid of Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the June 8 Democratic primary. “Del. Lopez’s incredible strong record working to safeguard our environment at the General Assembly made this endorsement an...

Commentary: Lopez is serving working Virginians well

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th) has an incredibly strong record delivering results for working families.

In 49th, challenger paints incumbent as out of step with district

In his years as a state legislator, Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) has been a staunch devotee of the progressive Democratic playbook on virtually every issue. And yet in the current political environment, he finds himself assailed by his prospective successor...

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...

Va. educator group backs Lopez re-election

The Virginia Education Association (VEA) has endorsed the re-election bid of Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax), who is facing a challenge in the June 8 Democratic primary. “Since being the recipient of the ‘Rookie of the Year’ award in 2012, Del....

Challenger in 49th wins nod of advocacy group

The national advocacy group Food & Water Action has endorsed Karishma Mehta, who is challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the June 8 Democratic primary. Mehta “is the climate champion Virginia needs,” the organization said in a statement, adding that...

Editor’s Notebook: Making a splash, endorsement-wise

Time to give credit where credit is due, in this case to Karishma Mehta, who is challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez in the 49th House District. The two are facing off in the June 8 primary. Mehta has almost zero visibility...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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