Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Parkhomenko Gets the Nod from Sen. Ticer

Virginia Senator Patsy Ticer (D-30) endorsed Adam Parkhomenko in his run for the House of Delegates' 47th district, his campaign reported Monday.

This represents the first major endorsement by a state legislator in the race.

“Adam represents a fresh voice for Arlington—one that's needed in the General Assembly at this moment," Ticer said in the campaign statement. “He is passionate, smart, and very hard-working and I look forward to working with him on the critical issues facing our community."

Senator Ticer served as mayor of Alexandria, Virginia from 1991 to 1996. She has held her seat in the Virginia Senate since 1996. Her disctrict covers Alexandria, a small portion of Fairfax County and all of south Arlington below Columbia Pike.

Parkhomenko was born and raised in Arlington and is running against four other Democrats for the party's nomination in June.

Democrat Al Eisenberg currently holds the seat but said he stepping down after this legislative session.

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 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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Patsy Ticer is an Alexandrian through and through who has no interest in Arlington and who has often opined out lound that she wishes her district covered only the City of Alexandria. This is a non-endorsement for Arlington Democratic voters.

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