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Alfonso Lopez

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.

Challenger picks up nod of advocacy group in 49th District race

Sunrise Movement Virginia, a generally left-leaning, youth-centric political organization focused on environmental, economic and social-justice issues, has endorsed Karishma Mehta in her bid to unseat Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax). Mehta was one of six candidates for House of Delegates statewide,...

Del. Lopez endorsed by Latino political-action group

The Latino Victory Fund has endorsed the re-election bid of Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax). Lopez “paved the way for Latinos in the Virginia General Assembly,” said Nathalie Rayes, president and CEO of the Latino Victory Fund. “Not only did he...

Del. Lopez touts self as progressive, effective

With a looming intra-party challenge on his left flank, Del. Alfonso Lopez on April 7 kicked off his bid for a new two-year term by positioning himself as an effective, principled leader in state government. “I’ve been a champion for...

Editor’s Notebook: A tale of two straw polls

Two recent straw polls offer somewhat differing views on the state of the statewide race on the Democratic side. (Let’s keep in mind that straw polls sometimes are no predictor of anything much more than the willingness of campaigns to...

Challenger in 49th wins blessing of ‘Our Revolution’

The activist group Our Revolution Arlington has endorsed Karishma Mehta’s bid to unseat Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the June 8 Democratic primary. “We firmly believe that Karishma best represents Our Revolution Arlington’s values and hopes for a better, more...

Kaine endorses Del. Lopez in intra-party battle

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has endorsed the re-election bid of Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax), who is facing a primary challenge in June. “Alfonso is a trusted friend and adviser,” Kaine said in a statement released by the Lopez campaign....

Former challenger backs Lopez re-election bid

They were political opponents two years ago, but in 2021 Julius “J.D.” Spain Sr. is a part of Team Lopez. Spain, who challenged Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the 2019 Democratic primary, on March 3 announced his support of Lopez...
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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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