Friday, March 13, 2009

Hope Picks Up More Endorsements

Arlington County Sheriff Beth Arthur; former chairman of the Arlington County Board Joe Wholey; and Kevin Appel, former Arlington County deputy treasurer and former chairman of the Arlington County Democratic Party have all thrown their support to Buckinghamster Patrick Hope in his run for the 47th House of Delegates seat, his campaign wrote in a release.

"Patrick believes that law enforcement is a core essential service and is firmly committed to making sure Sheriffs Offices across the Commonwealth are fully funded,” Sheriff Arthur said in the release. “He also understands the importance of prevention and jail diversion, having worked to ensure those who suffer receive treatment, recover and avoid repeating the cycle of jail."

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.

Miles Grant won the support of activist Charlie Conrad earlier this week (March 9 post).

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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