Whipple Endorses Lopez in Delegate Race

by ARLnow.com June 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm 2,529 4 Comments

(Update at 2:15 p.m.) A local Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates has picked up a significant endorsement. Alfonso Lopez was just endorsed by retiring state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple.

“Alfonso has been a leader on environmental issues that have been my passion in Richmond,” Whipple said in a statement. “[He] has a long record of fighting for our community and has the depth of knowledge on the issues that will make him an effective representative for the 49th District.”

Lopez, formerly an assistant administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Stephanie Clifford, formerly an events coordinator at the Podesta Group lobbying firm, will be facing off in the Aug. 23 Democratic primary for Virginia’s 49th District, which consists of parts of north and south Arlington.

Lopez has been endorsed by Arlington County Board Chair Chris Zimmerman, Arlington Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County School Board member Emma Violand Sanchez and former Virginia Lt. Gov. candidate Jody Wagner. Clifford has been endorsed by Arlington Commissioner of the Revenue Ingrid Morroy, Arlington Treasurer Frank O’Leary, former Arlington County Democratic Committee Chair Peter Rousselot and former U.S. Congresswoman Leslie Bryne.

  • Southie

    I’d like to see Stephanie gain some momentum and endorsements. She lives in my neighborhood was out canvassing by herself this weekend asking for folks’ vote. I had a nice little chat with her and was pleasantly impressed. Plus, I’d just like to see more women in office 🙂

  • LyonSteve

    When I choose who I vote for, “environmental” issues while important are certainly not even near the top of my considerations.

  • Bringmetheyuppies

    Lopez is Tejada junior….Zimmermans whipping boy and ready to stir the pot on all immigrant issues. I too talked to Stephanie and was impressed by her. Not only do we need more women, we need NO MORE Tejadas!

  • AngryDem

    Where in the world did they get this glamour shot? Is this a
    news story or a campaign ad?


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