Thank you voters of the 31st Senate district! Yesterday, you soundly endorsed my pragmatic progressive leadership. I was proud to earn 62% of the votes cast and to have overwhelmingly carried every corner of the district. Now we must move forward with the change that is so necessary to improving the lives of Virginians. I look forward to working together to flip the Senate and to elect Democrats across our Commonwealth.
It has been an honor and a privilege to represent you in the Virginia State Senate these past eight years. I am enthusiastically running for a third term to continue to fight for our shared Democratic values. June 11this Primary Day. Polls are open 6:00am to 7:00pm. Early, in-person absentee voting ends Saturday, June 8th. I respectfully ask for your vote.
Emily's List announced this morning that they have endorsed the re-election of Senator Barbara Favola to the Virginia State Senate in 2019.
To inform voters, Progressive Voice asked each candidate in the upcoming Democratic primary for State Senate to respond to this question: “What is your one most progressive accomplishment for Arlington citizens and how does that reflect your progressive leadership?”
Incumbent state senator Barbara Favola and challenger Nicole Merlene faced voters on the same stage for the first time on Saturday, April 13, at a morning candidate forum at Busboys & Poets in Shirlington. About 100 people watched the two contenders for the Democratic nomination for Virginia State Senate District 31 respond to written questions from the audience on a variety of topics.
Video: Sen. Barbara Favola Debates Dem Challenger Nicole Merlene at AYD Forum
Barbara Favola was elected to the senate in 2011 after serving on the Arlington County Board for 14 years. The senator told ARLnow that within her 2019 legislative record she’s most proud of the following bills signed into law…