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BREAKING NEWS: Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson Says He Will Not Seek Re-election in 2024

"I love this job...But doing two full-time jobs and being a good husband and father is not sustainable forever."

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Mayor Justin Wilson announced 12-1-23 he will not run for re-election in 2024. (Photo: John David Coppola)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson says he is not running again for re-election in 2024. In his monthly newsletter, he declares that  he will take his place “on the sidelines” adding he hopes “we get good people to step forward to articulate a vision for  Alexandria’s future to the great people of our City.”

Wilson was elected Mayor of the City of Alexandria in November of 2018 and re-elected in November 2021. He previously served 8 years on the City Council prior to his election as Mayor, including service from 2016 – 2019 as Alexandria’s Vice Mayor.

Wilson said in his statement, “I love this job. I am in awe  what we have been able to accomplish by working together during the 13 years I have been able to serve. I would be thrilled to do this job forever. But doing two full-time jobs and being a good husband and father is not sustainable forever. Nor should anyone be in elected office forever. Good governance requires the constant injection of new ideas and energy.”

Wilson is a Senior Director at Amtrak, an avid runner who has completed eight marathons, and he lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife, Alex, a life-long Alexandrian, and has two children, son Eli and daughter Lena.


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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