Three Great Democrats Vie to Succeed State Senator Colgan in 29th District
As you’ve probably heard, our State Senator, Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), will retire at the end of 2015, after representing the Senate of Virginia’s 29th District for 40 years. With Democrats needing just one more seat to regain control of the Virginia Senate, the upcoming race for the open 29th Senate District seat promises to be one of the most prominent 2015 election contests in the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.
Fortunately, three outstanding Democrats–Delegate Michael Futrell, Jeremy McPike, and Atif Qarni– are presently seeking the Democratic nomination for the general election via a regular Democratic primary election on June 9. The winner of that primary will face the Republican nominee, long-time Manassas Mayor Harry J (Hal) Parrish Jr, in the November 3, 2015 general election.
Delegate Michael Futrell, who lives in Woodbridge, won election to the Virginia House of Delegates 2nd District seat in 2013, defeating the Republican incumbent, Mark Dudenhefer. A Prince William resident since 2008, Michael runs the nonprofit Make the Future, a youth guidance organization, with his wife Bernadine. Facebook Twitter
Jeremy McPike, of Dale City, is Director of General Services for the City of Alexandria and a volunteer firefighter and EMT. A Prince William resident for nearly 40 years, Jeremy almost defeated six-term Republican incumbent Scott Lingamfelter in a 2013 race for the Virginia House of Delegates 31st District seat, losing by just 228 votes. Facebook Twitter
Atif Qarni, of Manassas, teaches middle school math for Prince William County Schools. An ex-Marine and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Atif challenged 11-term Republican incumbent and arch-conservative Bob Marshall for the 13th District House of Delegates seat in 2013 and lost by only 498 votes. Facebook Twitter
We encourage everyone to learn more about these three strong progressive Democrats, to actively participate in their primary campaigns, and to unite strongly behind our selected Democratic nominee during the general election campaign this summer and fall. Use the links above to learn more about these candidates and to donate and/or volunteer for their primary campaigns. Please mark your calendars now for the June 9 Democratic primary and November 3 general election.
Congratulations to Ken Elston for winning election to the Manassas City Council! See swearing in ceremony Ken Elston swearing in ceremony