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Del. Lopez to Seek Reelection in New 3rd District and Announces 28 Endorsements

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

As the 2023 Session of the Virginia General Assembly prepares to begin at noon today, I want to announce that I will be a candidate for re-election this year in the newly created 3rd House of Delegates District. The new 3rd District, created as a result of the decennial redistricting process, encompasses most of the 49th District that I currently represent and includes all of South Arlington below Route 50 and west of Interstate 395. It also includes several precincts in the City of Alexandria immediately abutting South Arlington. I’m proud to have been a champion for our values. Going forward we must focus on jobs and the economy, education, and the needs of working families. I pledge to continue fighting for better schools, transportation solutions, environmental safeguards, economic development, and our values of embracing diversity, tolerance, and compassion. Together - let’s keep working to build a Virginia that lifts everyone up and leaves no one behind. For those who don't already know me, I have served in the House of Delegates since 2012 and have been the Patron, Co-Patron, or the Chief Co-Patron of over 150 bills that have been signed into law. These bills have addressed a wide array of issues, including the environment, renewable energy, small business, criminal justice reform, immigration, sensible gun violence prevention, and protecting the social safety net. Some of my bills that have been signed into law include:

  • Creation of the Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund which has served as the backstop for eviction prevention during COVID-19 and provided housing for thousands of families across the Commonwealth

  • The Virginia DREAM Act providing in-state tuition to DACA students

  • Dedicating $800 million to help revitalize the Chesapeake Bay

  • Reinstating Project Labor Agreements to protect workers

  • Ending the suspension of driver’s licenses for individuals who have served their time but are unable to pay court fines and/or fees right away

As the former Majority Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, I also worked to, among other things, increase teacher salaries by 5%, secure a dedicated source of revenue for METRO, ban the death penalty in Virginia, create the first State Voting Rights Act in the South, and, perhaps most importantly, expand Medicaid and health protections to over 500,000 Virginians. I hope I can count on your support and I look forward to working hard to earn the votes of the residents of the 3rd District. And, if I am lucky enough to be elected to represent the 3rd, I look forward to spending everyday fighting for its families and future. Sincerely,

Alfonso H. Lopez Member, 49th District Virginia House of Delegates

Check Out My Initial List of Endorsements:

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine

U.S. Senator Mark Warner

Congressman Don Beyer (D-8th)

Virginia State Senator Barbara Favola

Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin

Virginia State Senator George Barker

Virginia Delegate Rip Sullivan

Virginia Delegate Elizabeth Bennett-Parker

Virginia Delegate Patrick Hope

Virginia Delegate Charniele Herring

Arlington County Board Member Matt de Ferranti

Arlington County Board Member Takis Karantonis

Arlington County Board Member Katie Cristol

Arlington County Board Member Christian Dorsey

Arlington School Board Member Reid Goldstein

Arlington School Board Member David Priddy

Arlington School Board Member Mary Kadera

Arlington School Board Member Cristina Diaz-Torres

Arlington School Board Member Bethany Zecher Sutton

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson

Alexandria City Council Member Kirk McPike

Alexandria City Council Member Canek Aguirre

Alexandria City Council Member John Taylor Chapman

Alexandria City Council Member Alyia Gaskins

Former Arlington County Board Member Walter Tejada

Former Arlington School Board Member Emma Violand Sanchez

Former Alexandria Delegate & City Council Member Rob Krupicka

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