Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) has been appointed campaign chair for the Democratic Caucus in the House of Delegates, with the challenge of trying to cut down the Republican majority in the lower house of the legislature.
Sullivan was appointed to the position by House Minority Leader David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), rounding out the Democratic leadership team. He succeeds Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49th), who earlier had been promoted from campaign chair to Democratic Whip.
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve,” Sullivan said in a statement.
It turns out that some of the same lessons learned in kindergarten – be polite, say “thank you,” ask for help when you need it – also are among the cornerstones for a successful career in the Virginia General Assembly. Especially when your party is not the one in power.
“When you’re in the minority, you’re just not going to get a bill passed if it’s just a minority[-party] bill – it’s not going to happen,” Del. Patrick Hope (D-47th) acknowledged at Leadership Arlington’s fifth annual legislative breakfast, held April 8 at Army Navy Country Club.
Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016 10:30 pm By Richard "Rip" Sullivan Today, the House Privileges and Elections Committee will consider several bills to reform Virginia’s redistricting process. I offer a glimmer of hope that we can take a major step forward in Virginia today. It may come as a surprise that this step forward is being taken by the people you’d least expect: politicians. Despite Virginia being the site of the first gerrymander in U.S.