Some notes from the campaign trail this week:
Del. John Bell opened a campaign office in Sterling last week, with support from state Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-33) and Del. Ken Plum (D-36). The office is located at 10 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Suite 120, in CountrySide. “The strength of this campaign is undeniable. We’ve already been hard at work, and today is just one more brick in the road to victory in November,” Bell said. “With the help of all of these supporters, I know that we have what it takes to win. I can’t wait to continue fighting for what’s important: for my constituents to safely get an education, find a job, and enjoy time with their families.” Bell faces Republican Subba R. Kolla on the November ballot. The district stretches from I-66 in Prince William County to north of Rt. 7 in eastern Loudoun.
Karrie Delaney, a Democrat running for the 67th District House of Delegates seat, last week was endorsed by Take Action Virginia, an alliance of community and labor organizers including Laborers’ International Union of North America, Service Employees International Union, United Food and Commercial Workers, and Casa in Action. Two other Democrats, John Carey and Hannah Risheq, are vying for the nomination to challenge incumbent Jim LeMunyon. The Fairfax majority district includes the southeastern corner of Loudoun.
Hannah Risheq, a Democrat running the 67th House District, has been getting national attention as the first Muslim-Jewish politician and a young leader in Trump administration resistance movement. She was recently endorsedby Run for Something PAC, which is dedicated to helping young people run for office.
Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34) has received the endorsement of the Virginia Education Association. She was named Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Education Association in 2015, and has garnered a 100-percent voting record from the organization during her first term. She faces a challenge from Republican Cheryl A. Buford in the district that stretches from Arlington to Cascades.