November 5, 2013
Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is a businessman, entrepreneur, and dad who has lived in Fairfax County, Virginia for over 20 years. He is the son of Jack McAuliffe who was an Army Captain in World War II and Millie McAuliffe who raised Terry and his three brothers.
The youngest kid growing up in a middle class family, Terry knew he would need to pay his own way through college. So, at age 14, he started a business paving driveways for neighbors and local businesses. Since then, he has worked with and led numerous businesses in diverse sectors of the economy helping to improve companies and create economic opportunity.
In politics and business, Terry has worked with people from all walks of life and different political backgrounds.
McAuliffe attended Catholic University and Georgetown Law School.
Terry and his wife Dorothy were married in 1988 and made Virginia their home over 20 years ago because it was where they wanted to raise their children. They’ve attended St. Luke Catholic Church for two decades and have been involved in every sport, activity, and competition imaginable with their five children Dori, Jack, Mary, Sally, and Peter.
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (Primary – June 11, 2013)
Aneesh Chopra is a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia. He is fighting for fairness, equality and opportunity for all Virginians. Previously, Chopra served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology under Governor Tim Kaine, and was appointed the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer by President Barack Obama.
Aneesh believes that we must turn the page on partisan attacks against Virginia’s women, minorities, and the middle class. As Lt. Governor, Aneesh is committed to respecting and empowering all Virginians and making our government work better, faster and fairer. He has proven experience working with startups and innovators, and he knows the future of Virginia relies on growing the middle class with the jobs and industries of the future. Chopra has been endorsed by Arlington’s own Member of Congress Jim Moran, as well as Congressman Gerry Connolly and former Congressmen Rick Boucher and Tom Perriello. Aneesh lives in Arlington with his wife Rohini and their two daughters. You can learn more about Aneesh’s campaign by visiting http://teamchopra.org.
Ralph Northam has served in the Virginia State Senate for six years and is respected as a straight talker and tenacious policymaker. As a US Army doctor who cared for our troops during Operation Desert Storm, Ralph Northam has seen what military-style assault weapons do to the human body. As a pediatric neurologist, he has sat at the bedside of children who have been shot and told parents that their children will not survive. He is the only candidate for statewide office talking about these issues because he knows it is time to get assault weapons off our streets.
As a tireless advocate for women’s rights and the only doctor in the Senate, Ralph Northam earned the friendship and endorsement of Senator Barbara Favola. Ralph has stood up to Ken Cuccinelli and the radical Republicans efforts to curtail women’s access to healthcare and he is the chief patron of the bill to repeal the mandatory ultrasound law. He has a proven record of navigating Virginia’s legislative process and has the experience necessary to protect Virginians’ values as Lieutenant Governor.
Attorney General of Virginia (Primary – June 11, 2013)
Mark Herring is a member of the Virginia Senate, where has served since 2006 representing Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Mark is running to take the politics out of the Attorney General’s office, put the law first and be an Attorney General who serves all Virginians. As Attorney General, he’ll focus on keeping Virginians and their families safe, standing up for civil rights including the right of women to make their own healthcare decisions and promoting equality.
Del. Rob Krupicka
Rob Krupicka was elected to the V.A. House of Representatives in a special election in September 2012. He serves on the House Privileges and Elections and Counties, Cities and Towns committees. During his first session at the General Assembly, Rob fought for Mental Health First Aid training, which received funding in the State Budget, and for quality education programs that have a positive impact on the economy as well as Virginia students. In April 2013, he received the Virginia Education Association’s Rookie of the Year award.
Prior to joining the Virginia House of Representatives, Rob served from 2003 – 2012 on the Alexandria City Council where he promoted mass transit expansion and other non-automotive commuting options, recycling, open space conservation, energy conservation, pre-kindergarten services, small business, and community policing programs. In 2009, Governor Tim Kaine appointed Rob to the State Board of Education, which he served on until 2012.
Alfonso Lopez is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly representing the 49th District in the House of Delegates. He currently serves as the Minority Whip of the Science and Technology Committee. He also serves on the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee. He was also appointed the Chair of the Equality and Civil Rights Committee of the Virginia Progressive Caucus.
With over 20 years of legislative experience at the highest levels in Federal and State government on issues critical to the people of Arlington and Fairfax, Alfonso has dedicated his life to public service and Virginia. An Obama Administration political appointee, Kaine Administration cabinet-level appointee, and environmental advocate, Alfonso has already proven that he has the passion and the practical experience to be an effective advocate for our values and needs in Richmond.
In just his first term in the House of Delegates Alfonso has passed four pieces of legislation and five Budget Amendments, addressing election reforms, clean fuel vehicles, full funding for child abuse centers, increased funding for free clinics, and the creation of the first Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund. He has also been noted for his diligent work on immigration, renewable energy, and gun violence prevention issues. If re-elected, he has pledged to continue fighting for better schools, sustainable transportation solutions, civil rights, stronger environmental protections, new jobs and economic development, our vibrant small businesses, and the Arlington values we all hold dear.
Alfonso is an At-Large Member of the DNC. In 2004 he was named the Virginia Young Democrat of the Year. Among other awards, he has earned the Virginia Housing Coalition’s Legislative Leadership award, the Virginia Education Association’s Solid as a Rock award, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation Hero award (2012 and 2013), and a 100% rating for his voting record from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia as well as Equality Virginia. In 2012, Alfonso also received the Virginia Education Association’s Rookie of the Year award.
Democratic Values, Independent Leadership
- Jay Fisette has been an Arlington County Board Member since 1997
- Arlington County Board Chair in 2010, 2005, 2001
- Arlington Magazine’s 2013 Best Elected Official
- Metro Washington Council of Governments; Climate, Energy and Environment Committee, 2009-present, Chair 2009-2012
- Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, 2000 – present, Chair 2012
Jay believes Arlington has evolved into a vibrant urban community that has retained its traditional sense of caring and connectedness. Arlington boasts top-notch services and outstanding public schools, but faces economic challenges from sequestration, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, housing affordability and growing school enrollments.
“My priority is to ensure our fiscal integrity — to balance difficult short-term budget decisions with the long-term needs of the community. I will ensure that our schools remain among the very best, that we maintain a strong social safety net and that we continue to provide affordable housing options. I will continue to make needed capital investments in transportation and infrastructure that will improve the quality of life and protect the future vitality of our community. And I am committed to move forward in implementing Arlington’s energy reduction strategy.”
James S. Lander began serving on the Arlington School Board in January 2010, continuing his many years of advocating for the educational needs of children. He previously served in leadership roles and positions on the PTAs at Jefferson Middle School, Wakefield High School and the County Council of PTAs; as well as on the Budget Advisory Council, the Building Level Planning Committee for Wakefield High School, and the Advisory Committee on Eliminating the Achievement Gap. He is a vigorous advocate for adequately funding and actively supporting public education, believing strongly in Marian Wright Edelman’s call to communities:
“The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it’s whether we can afford not to.”
As a member of the school board, James has served as the liaison to school communities at all grade levels, the Arlington Career Center, the New Directions Program, the Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee, and the Student Advisory Board.
When not serving the Arlington Public Schools community, James works as the veterans and military families national program manager for Goodwill Industries International. He is a Gulf War veteran, and was recalled to active service after September 11, 2001, in support of Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom. He now is a retired officer, having ascended to the rank of lieutenant commander during his service and completing more than 25 years of combined active and reserve experience.