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Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

New legislator welcomed to world of bill amendments

A freshman legislator appears on track to score an early victory in the House of Delegates, but is learning that sometimes one has to swallow amendments in order to get a measure through. Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax) is patroning legislation...

Bill would allow driver-recruitment ads on school buses

A measure being patroned by a freshman legislator would allow local school districts to advertise the hiring of bus drivers on the buses themselves. The measure – HB 452 – was introduced by Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax). It would allow...

Updated: New legislator ends up 85th in seniority

ere’s generally nowhere to go but up, seniority-wise, for freshman members of the Virginia House of Delegates.

New legislator picks up pair of committee assignments

New-for-2022 Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker has been named to a pair of House of Delegates committees for the session. Parker (D-Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax) on Jan. 12 was appointed to the House Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns and the House Committee on Finance...

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,...
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