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Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson Releases Endorsements Which Include 24 Current and Former Elected Officials

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson
Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson. (Courtesy photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson announced a number of endorsements for his re-election campaign. Mayor Wilson, who has served on the City Council since 2007, and as Mayor since 2018, filed to run for re-election last month.

Wilson says he is “focused on building on the positive, progressive accomplishments of his last three years in office including expanding healthcare access by bringing a hospital to long-vacant Landmark Mall, making it easier to get around by bringing Metro to Potomac Yard, and strengthening public education by creating funding for five new Alexandria schools.”

His early endorsers include:

  • House Majority Leader Charniele Herring
  • State Senator Adam P. Ebbin
  • Vice Mayor Elizabeth Bennett-Parker
  • Councilman Canek Aguirre
  • Councilman John Taylor Chapman
  • Councilwoman Del Pepper
  • Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter
  • Alexandria Clerk of the Circuit Court Greg Parks
  • School Board Chair Meagan L. Alderton
  • School Board Vice-Chair Veronica R. Nolan
  • School Board Member Ramee A. Gentry
  • School Board Member Jacinta Greene
  • School Board Member Michelle Rief
  • School Board Member Chris Suarez
  • School Board Member Heather Thornton
  • Former Mayor Kerry Donley
  • Former Mayor Bill Euille
  • Former Councilman Ludwig Gaines
  • Former Councilman & Delegate Rob Krupicka
  • Former Delegate Marian Van Landingham
  • Former School Board Chair Karen Graf
  • Former Councilman Tim Lovain
  • Former Councilman Paul Smedberg
  • Former Councilman & Delegate David Speck
  • Former Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Sengel
  • Former Councilman Lonnie Rich

“I am proud to have the support of so many elected and former elected officials who know the challenges of governing not just in the good times, but in times of struggle, and have been a part in building longstanding solutions for Alexandrians,” said Mayor Wilson.

“Together I look forward to continuing a positive campaign focused on the issues Alexandrians care most about: accessible and consistent transportation, high-quality infrastructure, exceptional educational opportunities, and a thriving, recovery-focused economy. I look forward to earning the most important endorsement of all on June 8th, that of the voters,” he added.

The Democratic Primary is June 8. For all voting information including where and when, click here.

RELATED: Straw Poll by Alexandria Democratic Committee Shows Wilson Leading in Close Race Against Silberberg

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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  1. Irrelevant to me that Wilson has the support of former pols and the like. Not surprised my local developer friends like and support him as well. But as a lifelong Alexandrian, no way will I support someone who always sides and pushes forward unconstrained large scale development and repeatedly demonstrates zero interest for the concerns of his constituents, they are nothing more than a hurdle to his focus and support of unfettered development gone awry.

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