Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka handily won over his two competitors, Republican Tim McGhee and Libertarian Justin Malkin.
Democrat Rob Krupicka won in a landslide Tuesday night in his quest to secure a House of Delegates seat representing the 45th District of Virginia. "[This election] is a wakeup call for all of us for the next two months that we are going to work tirelessly so the direction of this state and country keeps moving forward to make our country stronger," Krupicka said at his victory party at Fireflies in Del Ray. "You're not going to stop us for standing up for what we believe in as a community. That's standing up for education, equal pay, good jobs, giving everyone a seat at the table no matter their sexual orientation or race." Krupicka took 75.7 percent of the vote—about 6,384 total votes—in the unofficial count after polls closed at 7 p.m. …
Voters in five Arlington County precincts to help pick delegate state's 45th House District.
South Arlington voters will join their counterparts in Alexandria and part of Fairfax County on Tuesday in the special election to fill the unexpired term of former state Del. David Englin. Englin, a Democrat, admitted to an extramarital affair in April and subsequently resigned from his position effective Aug. 31. Today, voters will choose someone to fill the vacant seat among Democrat Rob Krupicka, Republican Tim McGhee and Libertarian Justin Malkin. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. The following Arlington County precincts are affected by this race: Click here to see a sample ballot for today's special election. For more information, visit the Arlington County Office of Voter Registration Despite having a general election …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Libertarian Justin Malkin is one of three candidates on the ballot in Tuesday's 45th District special election.
Justin Malkin’s platform for the 45th District seat in the House of Delegates is a simple one, one that he even says is a little corny. “I honestly believe in my message and that it will resound with voters, and that’s social tolerance and fiscal responsibility,” he said. The Libertarian candidate is on Tuesday’s special election ballot, where he will face Democrat Rob Krupicka and Republican Tim McGhee. How does his Libertarian Party philosophy mesh with a constituency that largely depends on the government for jobs and livelihood? Malkin says it’s an uphill battle, but he also believes the 45th District is not an outright void when it comes to libertarian thinking. “I think there are a lot people out there who will take a government job …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Five Arlington County precincts included in this race.
Absentee voting for the Sept. 4 special election to replace Del. David Englin is under way at the Arlington County Voter Registration Office. The office is on the third floor of the county administration building at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. Democrat Rob Krupicka, Republican Tim McGhee and Libertarian Justin Malkin are facing off for Englin's seat in the 45th House District. Englin admitted to an extramarital affair in April and subsequently resigned from his position effective Aug. 31. The following Arlington County precincts are affected by this race: Click here to see a sample ballot for the Sept. 4 special election.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thursday evening's GOP canvass is canceled after Tim McGhee emerges as the only Republican candidate.
Tim McGhee is the Republican candidate for the 45th House of Delegates seat, the GOP district chairman told Patch Thursday afternoon. Heath Wells said three candidates submitted candidacy paperwork, but two withdrew because of family or work conflicts. Since McGhee is the lone candidate, the Republican canvass scheduled for Thursday night is canceled. McGhee lost to Adam Ebbin in the 30th District state senate race last year. He claimed just over 35 percent of the vote. “Virginia has weathered the challenges of the recession better than most states, thanks to the leadership of Governor Bob McDonnell and others,” McGhee wrote in his statement of candidacy released Thursday. “Serious fiscal challenges lie ahead at all levels of the …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Arlington County voters will determine several contested races -- and perhaps the future of the state General Assembly.
Arlington County voters today will help decide several contested state and local races -- and perhaps control of the Virginia General Assembly for at least the next two years. At the forefront is Arlington County Board Member Barbara Favola, who survived a bitter and expensive state Senate primary battle in order to face the well-funded Republican Caren Merrick, a McLean businesswoman. The winner will succeed retiring Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell has been campaigning off and on in Northern Virginia for months, trying to amplify any patches of red in this typically blue portion of the state. He helped Merrick raise money early on and took the guest spot at a recent Arlington fundraiser for Republican Patrick …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Republican state Senate candidate accused of attacking gay people at forum hosted by Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance.
Republican state Senate candidate Tim McGhee is accused of attacking gay people in comments he made at a candidate forum hosted by the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance in Arlington's Ballston neighborhood Tuesday night. The liberal Virginia politics blog Not Larry Sabato has audio transcript of McGhee’s closing statement from Tuesday’s forum. Both were posted Wednesday under the headline, “Republican Senate Candidate Goes To Gay Forum And Attacks Gays.” In a conversation with Patch, McGhee said his remarks were “not meant as an attack.” “It was a personal view, and I was reaching out on my perspective of scripture and life,” McGhee said. “It was meant to be an added perspective on who God is and his mercy.” McGhee said he tailored his …