The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s political-action committee has endorsed three members of the Arlington legislative delegation for re-election.
Dels. Mark Levine (D-45th), Patrick Hope (D-47th) and Rip Sullivan (D-48th) were among candidates in 94 of the 100 House of Delegates races endorsed by the organization.
The Democrats running for Arlington County Board and the Virginia House of Delegates say they are united with the Board in its desire to rename Jefferson Davis Highway and Lee Highway.
Some Virginia lawmakers, like their constituents, are unhappy with plans that put a bike and pedestrian trail alongside traffic lanes on busy Interstate 66.
The Virginia Department of Transportation proposal squeezes the walking path between the highway and the concrete wall that serves as a buffer between traffic noise and adjacent neighborhoods. A jersey barrier and fence would separate trail users and traffic.
Three of Arlington’s four members of the Virginia House of Delegates are without an opponent this fall.
Given the lack of locally competitive races in November, when the House’s entire 100 seats are up for grabs, the lawmakers are looking at opportunities to help fellow Democrats to pick up seats elsewhere.
It has been more than a month since the filing deadline for the Nov. 7 general election, when three of the four incumbent members of the Arlington delegation to the House of Delegates learned they would not be facing opposition.
(The fourth, Del. Alfonso Lopez in the 49th, is being challenged by Republican newcomer Adam Roosevelt, but the district – like all in Arlington – skews heavily Democratic, all but ensuring Lopez a new term.)