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Karishma Mehta

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.

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....

Challenger in 49th wins nod of advocacy group

The national advocacy group Food & Water Action has endorsed Karishma Mehta, who is challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) in the June 8 Democratic primary. Mehta “is the climate champion Virginia needs,” the organization said in a statement, adding that...

Editor’s Notebook: Making a splash, endorsement-wise

Time to give credit where credit is due, in this case to Karishma Mehta, who is challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez in the 49th House District. The two are facing off in the June 8 primary. Mehta has almost zero visibility...

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...

Sierra Club endorses Del. Lopez in primary

The Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed the re-election bid of Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Alexandria), who is being challenged by Karishma Mehta in the June 8 Democratic primary. Lopez “is a fierce advocate for environmental justice and climate...

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,...

Incumbent legislators hold cash-on-hand advantages

Two Arlington legislators facing intra-party challenges from their left are maintaining healthy cash-on-hand totals headed toward June 8 primary showdowns. Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) ended the first quarter with $120,853 in his campaign account, while challenger Matt Rogers had $13,180,...
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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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