For Immediate Release:
November 24, 2014
Contact: Jason Stanford, DelegateLopez@gmail.com, 571-336-2147
Del. Lopez Tapped to Serve as Campaign and Political Chair
for Virginia House Democrats
Will work to bring balance back to the House of Delegates
ARLINGTON – House Democratic Leader David Toscano (D-Charlottesville) has appointed Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) to serve as the Campaign and Political Chair of the House Democratic Caucus for the upcoming 2015 Election cycle.
Next year the entire General Assembly will be up for reelection. Of the one hundred Members of the Virginia House of Delegates, sixty-eight are Republicans while thirty-two are Democrats. In contrast, the State Senate is much more evenly divided with twenty-one Republicans and nineteen Democrats.
“I am honored that the House Democratic leadership has chosen me to help lead our efforts to elect more Democrats to the House of Delegates” said Delegate Lopez. “Virginians deserve to have a House of Delegates that truly reflects their values and priorities. Unfortunately, from transportation and transit to the environment to education to choice to health care and economic development – far too often the Republican supermajority in the House fails to represent mainstream Virginians. We simply cannot afford two more years of a veto-proof Republican majority in the House of Delegates.”
“Throughout his first two terms as a Member of the House of Delegates, Delegate Lopez has shown extraordinary leadership, passion, and a tireless work ethic that will serve him well as the new Campaign and Political Chair for the House Democratic Caucus” said Minority Leader Toscano. “I look forward to working with him to strengthen and grow our caucus for many years to come.”