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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...

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: 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...

Women’s Political Caucus back challengers in 45th, 49th

The National Women’s Political Caucus of Virginia has endorsed two challengers in local legislative races that will be decided in the upcoming Democratic primary. The organization is backing Karishma Mehta, who is challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the 49th...

Editor’s Notebook: How do you really feel, Sen. Ebbin?

That was quite the thrashing that state Sen. Adam Ebbin (my senator!) gave Del. Mark Levine (my delegate!) yesterday. Without even mentioning Levine’s name, Ebbin threw Levine under the bus in endorsing Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, who is running (and hard) to...
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Car gets the worst of collision with deer

A motorist was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, E., on Nov. 27 at 5:55 p.m. when the vehicle struck...
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