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Favola Captures Key Endorsement

by ARLnow.com | April 20, 2011 at 8:30 am | 1,298 views | 21 Comments

(Updated at 11:20 a.m.) County Board member Barbara Favola’s campaign for state Senate got a boost yesterday when she announced that she had received the endorsement of Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple.

Whipple, who is retiring from the state Senate this year, called Favola “a thoughtful and caring public servant.”

“She has the experience and knowledge of the Northern Virginia community and has been a leader on regional issues, including those dealing with cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and creating a greener environment,” Whipple said in a statement. “She has an unparalleled record in human services coupled with fiscal responsibility. Barbara has first-hand knowledge of raising a child through Virginia’s public schools from kindergarten through college and the challenges our education system faces. She is a dedicated Democrat and will be a strong voice in Richmond. I can think of no one better qualified than Barbara to fill the seat for the 31st Senate District of Virginia.”

So far, no other Democrat has entered the race, although at least two are considering a run — technology consultant Ben Tribbett and attorney Jaime Areizaga-Soto.

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  • KalashniKEV

    I love that sexy pic! Can one of the members take the eagle shot and watermark it over this image? That would be campaign GOLD!!!

  • GOB

    Barbara Favola’s got all the right moves in all the right places. Rowr.

    • Rick

      you forgot the next line of the song where it says we’re going down…

  • Bluemontsince1961

    Make it stop! Make it stop!

  • borf

    Glad to see that moderation of sexist comments – at least some of them – is alive and well in politics. But for some reason the comments complaining about sexism in politics were also removed. So here’s another one.

  • seriously?

    c’mon Jaime, PLEASE RUN!!!!!

  • 4Arl

    What will the boundaries of the 31st district? What passes for fiscal responsibility in Arlington may not get the same reception elsewhere.

    • http://arlingtondirt.blogspot.com TGEoA

      TBD. If the districts remain the same, Babs is in like Flynn.

  • TuesdaysChild

    On what planet is she “fiscally responsible”? Just saying these things does not make it so.

    • Burger

      On the same planet that apparently all that is required to be a State Senator is to have your kid go Virginia through public school.

      –Barbara has first-hand knowledge of raising a child through Virginia’s public schools from kindergarten through college and the challenges our education system faces.–

      • mehoo

        This is the only qualification she has given for herself?

  • KalashniKEV

    I thought mine was funny, but it didn’t make the second cut. :(

    • mehoo

      It’s about time too.

      • KalashniKEV

        I can’t help it… she looks so good when she’s wasting my money.

        • mehoo

          The government does waste money alot, like on pork-sucking contractors.

        • Rick

          +100

  • mr. Ed

    You people need to get a life

    • Rick

      I’ll be damned if I let a talking horse lecture me

  • someone else

    As much as i would love to see Favola get off the county board… would really like to see someone else run against her.

    Disappointed that so many people have already lined up to endorse Favola before the filing deadline when we still don’t know the field. Moran & Whipple, you’re better than that.

    both of the rumored potentials sound like good and viable alternatives though they need to hurry up and file to catch up w/ her fundraising.

  • NoWay!

    No way an Arlington Democrat should be outside of the County lines. She is NOT what the Commonwealth needs, not at all.

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