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House of Delegates

Measure to eradicate term ‘alien’ in Code of Va. quashed

An effort by a local legislator to remove the word “alien” from much of the Code of Virginia hit a brick wall in a House of Delegates subcommittee. “They are not ‘alien’ to anyone,” Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) said in...

Editorial: Students on School Boards? Don’t dismiss it entirely

Give Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) credit for one of the more intriguing pieces of legislation to emanate from the Arlington delegation to the General Assembly this session. Lopez is patroning a measure that would require School Boards across the commonwealth...

New legislator drops first bills into hopper

Two weeks into this year’s General Assembly session, newly elected Del. Holly Seibold (D-Oakton-Vienna) has five bills up for consideration. Seibold, who defeated Republican candidate Monique Baroudi in a Jan. 10 special election to fill the unexpired term of former...

Newly elected delegate gets to work in Richmond

Less than 24 hours after winning office, one of Virginia’s two newcomers to the House of Delegates was in Richmond to start the session with her new colleagues. Democrat Holly Seibold sailed to victory over Republican Monique Baroudi Jan. 10...

Legislators Simon, Sullivan have lengthy 2023 legislative packages

Local Dels. Rip Sullivan (D-McLean-Arlington) and Marcus Simon (D-McLean) have introduced a host of bills for consideration in this year’s 46-day General Assembly session, which kicked off Jan. 11. Much of the legislation patroned by the duo likely will face...

Legislation would put student reps on all Va. School Boards

For years, the Arlington School Board has shown no interest in following the lead of some others (like Fairfax County) and having a student sit on the dais as a board member. A local member of the General Assembly delegation...

Candidate makes quest for open House of Delegates seat official

She’s had her hat in the ring for nearly a year, but Adele McClure formally kicked off her bid for one of three redrawn House of Delegates seats in Arlington at the January meeting of the Arlington County Democratic...

Democrat on top in special election for House of Delegates seat

Democrat Holly Seibold sailed to a 2-to-1 victory over Republican Monique Baroudi Jan. 10 in the special election to fill the vacant 35th District seat in the House of Delegates. With 22 of 23 precincts reporting as of 9:30 p.m.,...

Delegate to host campaign kickoff in last year representing Arlington

She’s soon to say adieu, adios and sayonara to her Arlington constituents, but they can still wish Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker well as she preps her re-election bid. The first-term delegate will host a re-election kickoff on Saturday, Jan. 8 from...

Obituary: Former Co. Board member helped set in motion a progressive Arlington

Tributes poured in after news came that Albert Eisenberg, who served both on the Arlington County Board and in the Virginia House of Delegates, had died Nov. 15 at the age of 76. “The causes Al championed both on the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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