Sunday, May 31, 2009

Race for the 47th-less than 10 days to go

There are less than ten days to go until primary day in the race for Arlington's 47th House of Delegates race. Candidates are getting in last door knocks, phone calls and stepping up GOTV efforts. I have said that I am supporting Miles Grant in this race and he could not be in better position for primary day. He picked up endorsements from the Sierra Club, two dozen Arlington environmental activists, and the Blue Commonwealth blog. Miles has also had strong candidate forum performances where he stressed that the next delegate will have to "fight for what they believe in" in the General Assembly in Richmond, particularly with the issue of widening of I-66 inside the Beltway.

Other candidates are either flip flopping on this (and probably other issues) or willing to compromise without fighting hard on their position and that is not what I expect from any stakeholder in big issues at any level, whether they be an elected official, advocacy organization, or citizen.

The Youtube clip is below. I hope that for my friends and colleagues that live in the 47th district, who I am sure feel strongly about standing behind values and principles, get out and vote for Miles on June 9. Visit for more information.

By the way we will also need volunteers for GOTV (get out the vote) efforts and election day, especially next weekend when the author of this post will be on New England soil (more on that later). Visit the above website if you are interested in helping out.

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