Monday, March 09, 2009

Charley Conrad Endorses Grant for Delegate

Charley Conrad, a leading Arlington Democratic activist and one of Virginia’s top gay rights advocates, announced his endorsement today of Miles Grant for House of Delegates in Virginia’s 47th district, Mr. Grant's campaign reported.

“If we’re going to make progress on marriage rights for all Virginians, we need more bold leaders like Miles Grant,” said Conrad. “Miles had already earned my respect because of his progressive values, record of community service, and active support for Democratic candidates – and now he’s earned my support for his strong stand in support of full marriage rights for gay couples.”

A resident of Ashton Heights, Mr. Grant lives in the Historic Ballston Park near the Cassiana Spa.

Arlingtonians will choose the Democratic contender in a June 9 primary. Republicans have yet to field a candidate.

The five candidates, all Democrats, in the race include:

Miles Grant; Patrick Hope; Alan Howze; Adam Parkhomenko; Andreas Tobar.

Adam Parkhomenko won the endorsement of Virginia Sen. Patsy Ticer in the first week of March. Mr. Parkomenko earlier won the endorsement of Al Eisenberg's sons; read the Sun Gazette's story here (from Feb. 19).

Buckingham Community Civic Association President Pat Hope recently picked up the endorsement of two county board members and a former delegate--read the Sun Gazette story here (from Feb. 17). He has won the endorsement of Elaine Furlow (Feb. 28), a former school board member and chair, and the endorsement of Ted Bilich,Ashton Height's Civic Association President (from Feb. 19).

They all made news in the Connection on Feb. 3 and again on Feb. 25
Local Politics: Board Members Take Sides In 47th

Full Disclosure: I have known Pat Hope for years and consider him a friend.

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