I am beyond honored to have been elected by Democratic primary voters across Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County as our nominee for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 45th District. Thank you to all the other candidates- Larry Altenburg, Craig Fifer, Julie Jakopic, and Clarence Tong- who ran a spirited, positive campaign and are smart, talented progressives who have done , and will continue to do, so much for our community.
Thank you to my supporters who hit the polls today, my wonderful staff, and my volunteers who hosted house parties, phone-banked night after night, and knocked on more than 10,000 doors over the past few weeks. You all earned these votes, one conversation at a time, just as a grassroots campaign should.
Above all, thank you, the voters of the 45th. You let me into your homes night after night to talk to me about the issues that concern you. You gave me cold glasses of water on hot May nights. You shared heartfelt stories of personal struggle. Every single day, you affirmed for me why this is the best community I could ever hope to represent. I work for you.
Tonight, I promise to you I will do everything I can to represent the 45th District with respect and dignity, and with an unwavering commitment to the progressive values we all share. I will work with fellow delegates from both parties to move Virginia forward to help struggling families, protect our environment, and reform Richmond to make sure elected officials work for their constituents, not corporations.
I hope I can count on you to join me going forward. When we work together, I know Virginia can do better.
On to November.