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Editor’s Notebook: Cue the theme to ‘The Jeffersons’

Why cue the theme to "The Jeffersons," as the headline notes? Because it looks like somebody is aiming to be "Movin' on Up." Was it unfettered sense of self or unbridled political ambition – or a combination of both –...

War of words erupts after governor vetoes Lopez measure

The long and winding saga of a piece of legislation patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez ended with the sound of the governor’s veto pen making contact with paper. Gov. Youngkin on May 27 vetoed the measure – HB 891 –...

Data: Arlington delegate districts to remain strongly pro-Democratic

The three newly redrawn House of Delegates districts that include portions of Arlington are likely to be – spoiler alert! – Democratic strongholds, according to a new voting analysis by the Virginia Public Access Project. All three of the newly...

Towing-reform measure dies in Richmond

A measure its patron said would provide more teeth to Virginia’s statutes regulating the towing industry died a perhaps predictable death in the House of Delegates. Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) had patroned legislation that would have made violations of state...

Editorial: Yet another assault on property rights

As we were pretty confident it would, a subcommittee of the House of Delegates late in January snuffed out a bill patroned by Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) to dilute towing rules that are needed to maintain a semblance of...

Legislation would give break to those squatting in parking spots

A measure patroned by a local legislator in the 2022 General Assembly session would make it open season on squatting in many private parking lots – at least for the first hour. The bill – HB 867 – from Del....

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...
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