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Del. Alfonso Lopez

New House of Delegates districts leave open seat locally

Arlington’s reconfigured districts in the House of Delegates will be as easy to remember as 1-2-3. Literally, 1-2-3. Those are the new numbers of three districts (down from the present four) that will include portions of Arlington in the lower house...

Legislative kudos presented to 104-year-old Arlingtonian

Eight months ago, Mrs. Mary Lockett received a birthday surprise – a parade of well-wishers, including police and fire vehicles with sirens wailing and lights flashing, driving past her South Kenmore Street home in honor of her 104th birthday. And...

Local Democrats win backing of Va. agriculture PAC

The three incumbent members of the Arlington delegation to the House of Delegates facing the voters in November have won the endorsement of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s political-action committee, called AgPAC. They were among 81 House of Delegates candidates...

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...

Local legislators choosing up sides in attorney-general race

The quest by Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) to unseat Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring in the June 8 primary may seem to be fading in homestretch, but he retains a strong supporter in Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington). “Working alongside Jay...

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...

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....
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GOP rank-and-file split on County Board endorsement

Their party has no candidates for County Board and School Board, and the rank-and-file of the Arlington County Republican...
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