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Del. Sullivan moves toward re-election bid

He won’t be on the ballot for more than a year and it’s unlikely he will have to break much of a sweat to win a new term, but Del. Rip Sullivan is asking for cash to help him...

Editor’s Notebook: McKay seems on a mission … to move up

Much like when popes issue their Christmas greetings to the world, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeff McKay likes to issue pronouncements for public consumption. (One could say "McKay ain't no pope," but that is pretty much assumed, on...

Playing defense, Democratic legislators still have plenty of bills in hopper

Their bills weren’t posted until right before the 2022 General Assembly session began Jan. 12, but local House of Delegates members have proposed legislation concerning tax credits, land use, weapons, health, hazing and sex trafficking. But with Republicans in control...

Del. Sullivan losing Arlington, but will remain its legislative friend

He’s been redistricted out of Arlington, but Del. Rip Sullivan said he will always consider the community a second political home. “I’ll still be there fighting for Arlington,” Sullivan said at the Jan. 5 Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting, the...

Del. Sullivan losing Arlington but staying focused on priorities

He is a quasi-lame duck in terms of Arlington (for reasons that will be explained below), but Del. Rip Sullivan has high hopes for productivity, even from a minority position, in the coming 60-day General Assembly session. “I am an...

Local legislators aim for success in a changed Richmond

Their party may be at a disadvantage in the House of Delegates, given the new Republican majority, but local Democratic legislators still hope to accomplish much in the General Assembly session that kicks off Jan. 12. State Sen. Chap Petersen...

Editor’s Notebook: It’s called ‘dodging a bullet’

With our office move drawing ever nearer (eight days to go!), a whole bunch of archived editions of the paper are being tossed about as we figure out how we can save as much as we need without overwhelming...

Endorsement: Sullivan in 48th House District

As we note on occasion on this page, we’ve been around long enough, when it comes to politicians, to have watched ’em come and watched ’em go. Some impress, some repel, most fall somewhere in the middle. When it comes...

Business PAC backs Sullivan, offers no view on other races

Only one of the three incumbents representing Arlington in the House of Delegates and running for re-election has garnered the endorsement of the political-action committee of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. NOVABIZPAC (the Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee)...

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...
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