Our 8th Congressional District Primary is Tuesday 6/12 from 6:00am – 7:00pm at your regular polling location. Please remember to come out and vote, and remind your friends and neighbors to do the same. With turnout expected to be low, every vote will count!
As a service to our members, we have asked both candidates running for the Democratic nomination to provide a short statement for you about their campaign, which is included after the flip. The candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot. Please read through the statements, examine the websites of each candidate, and then come out and vote tomorrow!
I would like to start by thanking the ACDC for your many years of friendship and support. Many of you have played an important role in building our community and promoting our Democratic values across the region.
In important ways the Democratic activists of Arlington are moving our agenda forward – demanding marriage equality, fighting back against the war on women, showing dedication to protecting our environment, and engaging in open and honest dialogue on immigration reform. I am proud to be a part of all these efforts.
I’ve dedicated my adult life to fighting for Northern Virginia – to strengthening our economy, promoting social progress and safeguarding our environment for future generations. Northern Virginia’s economy has proved highly resilient through one of the worst downturns in U.S. history. Our steady growth has been enhanced by our proximity to the federal government, capitalizing on a creative class of technology entrepreneurs, government contractors and a diversity of small businesses.
We are now being challenged by conservative attempts to hollow out the federal government, regardless of the negative economic and societal impact it would have. I am using my role in Congress, particularly on the Appropriations Committee, to fight to overcome these challenges and ensure that the 8th District remains the best place to work and live in the country.
Arlington Democrats, I am asking for your continued support on Tuesday, June 12th.
Thank you ACDC for your importance to the Democratic process and the Democratic Party. I apologize for not getting into this race sooner and for not spending as much time as I wanted with you.
One of my commitments is protecting the vulnerable. And if you breathe air and need healthcare, that is you. Both my parents died of lung cancer, both non-smokers. I see the cost of unclean air in terms of life and death.
It is time to build a National Supergrid that will finally enable the effective use of clean energy technology. And carbon taxes should help fund it. This will lead to clean air, less climate change, energy security, jobs and massive Defense Department savings. We must break our addiction to carbon-based fuels – it is slowly killing us.
If our country can invest in public schools how can we not do the same with Universal Healthcare? This is a life and death issue; this is about promoting the general welfare.
I managed my parent’s battle with cancer. My Mother’s best care was in Sicily. Our system simply costs too much and delivers too little.
If honored to serve, there will be no more passionate voice in Congress.
In order to accomplish these vital goals, we must have a Congress that keeps the big money of special interests at arm’s length. If we want a different result, then we will need different Congressmen.
I would be honored to earn your support.
…and sorry for the Robocalls!