Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Newsletter - June 10, 2019

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Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street, Suite E208
Richmond, VA 23219

Alexandria Office:
301 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Primary election day is TOMORROW.

Tuesday, June 11.

The polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm.

Click here to find your polling location.

The primary elections tomorrow are extremely likely to be the only chance you have to determine who wins.  By November, you likely won't have a choice in these races. And primaries in off-year elections are far more likely to be decided on very close vote margins.Your vote has a much greater chance of making a difference tomorrow than it does in a Presidential election year.  So please get out and vote!

For my constituents who are still undecided on how they'll be voting, I have made endorsements in each of the three jurisdictions I'm proud to represent:

Greg Parks for Alexandria Clerk of Court,

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti for Arlington County Commonwealth's Attorney, and

Steve Descano for Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney

I have no ill words to say about any of the candidates opposing the three folks I'm endorsing in the Democratic Primary. I just know that all three of the public servants I endorsed have a progressive vision for the office they seek and the experience and skills to bring their vision into fruition. You can read more about the reasons for each of my endorsements in the Newsletter I sent you on Thursday, June 6.

As I have done every Election Day since I was elected in 2015, I will be visiting every one of the 23 polling locations in the 45th District I'm so proud to represent. I hope to see you tomorrow when you come to vote!

The Metro

I had a follow-up conversation last week with Greg Potts at the Metro to discuss how WMATA is responding to complaints they received week. Before going into details, here's my big takeaway: things are running much more smoothly. I have received fewer complaints from folks, and Metro has received fewer as well. This was to be expected. The first week was always expected to be the hardest as commuters and Metro get used to the profound changes.

Construction crews are working around the clock moving heavy equipment and beginning demolition of the platforms. Cranes and jackhammers are tearing apart old platforms at Braddock Road.
Click above to watch. More details here.

Metro made some of the changes you suggested and I requested last week:

Acting on my suggestion, they have updated their Trip Planner to be much more robust in the options it will provide for people to use.

  • Braddock Metro will be monitored in real time and WMATA will add bus capacity as needed if lines get too long. (So let me know if you continue to see any long lines at Braddock or any more buses that can't accommodate Braddock commuters!)
  • Huntington Metro will now have TWO Express shuttles, one for each of the North and South entrances, so there shouldn't be as much confusion there. Read the details here.
  • They are devoting more resources to the Express shuttles from Huntington and Franconia to the Pentagon.

I've also continued to press them on two more agenda items:

  • Having the 11Y bus route start earlier in the morning; and
  • Encouraging shuttle buses to use Potomac Avenue rather than Route One to avoid traffic.

Contacting the Metro

If you have further questions, Metro's Customer Service Department is happy to provide additional travel information. The customer service team is available by phone (202-637-7000), emailthe live chat feature at or social media (Facebook Messenger & Twitter.)  Customers can also call the Customers Relations line with suggestions, commendations, and comments at 202-637-1328 weekdays from 8:30AM to 5:00PM.

In the Community

I joined hundreds of other Alexandrians in calling for legislation to end gun violence.

With the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Membership Chair Alex Held,
who emcee'd Arlington County's wonderful Pride Celebration
in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion

Arlington County Board Member Erik Gutshall reads the Board's proclamation
recognizing Pride and celebrating Arlington's Rainbow community. 

Joined by fellow Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, Alexandria City Council Members Mo Seifeldein
and Amy Jackson, Candidate for Court Clerk Greg Parks, and other Democratic activists
at the Alexandria Democratic Committee's Blue Alexandria Dinner.

Upcoming Events

Please Join Me!

 Tuesday, June 11
Polls open from 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
As usual, I will be visiting every one of the 23 polling locations
in every one of the 23 precincts 
of the 45th District I'm so proud to represent.
I hope to see you there! 


Saturday, July 13
Fifth Annual Fireworks on the Potomac
My House!
North Old Town, Alexandria
Pictures from last year's celebration...
Serving frozen grapes to the almost 200-person crowd...
The Lime Peach-MinT-Rum-Punch
Pointing out empty spots to sit to folks standing in the back...
Let the fireworks begin...

Trump's out to ruin July 4.

So come celebrate July 13 with us!

Join us in a toast to Trump's Impeachment

with our signature Lime Peach Mint Rum Punch!

It is always my honor and privilege to serve you.

Delegate Mark Levine
Serving Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax in Virginia's 45th District