Monday, November 7, 2011
Republican state Senate candidate in the 30th District builds message around life, liberty and justice.
Tim McGhee doesn’t have many campaign signs dotting the medians of major roadways. The Republican candidate for state Senate in the 30th District believes they’re somewhat of a waste. Instead, McGhee has handed out business cards throughout his campaign inscribed with three big words that make up his message: Life, liberty and justice. “These things are going to go a long way,” McGhee said. “These things fit in people’s pockets. Palm cards don’t. As long as it’s what’s coming out of my pocket, I am going to make sure that everything that’s spent is spent as effectively as possible.” And McGhee believes it’s that type of thinking that will appeal to voters. He says he’s tried to be the kind of candidate he would want to elect—somebody who …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Councilman promises to have 'a lot of opinions about things' in remaining time in City Hall
Rob Krupicka said Tuesday night was quite possibly the end of his political life. After falling to Adam Ebbin in the Democratic primary for Virginia’s 30th Senate seat, Krupicka reiterated that he will not to run for Alexandria City Council again. “This could be the very room where my political life ends,” Krupicka said in his concession speech at FireFlies Restaurant in Del Ray. “I have been very clear on not running for City Council again. This is my last race for a very long time. … My family will always come first. My girls want Friday night dance parties again with their father. … I am being very sincere when I say this could be my last political speech.” Krupicka took Alexandria with 47.63 percent of the vote, but lagged behind in …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Alexandria City Councilman took 50 percent of the vote
The results are in! With 153 voters participating in our online poll conducted from Monday at 6 a.m. through Wednesday at 5 p.m., Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka won with 75 votes, or 49.02 percent. Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th District) came in second with 39 votes, or 25.49 percent. Arlington County School Board Chair Libby Garvey brought in 32 votes, or 20.92 percent. Seven voters indicated they were undecided. Coming up next: The three candidates face off in Fairfax County for the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee forum on Thursday, July 28, at the Mount Vernon Government Center.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Three Democrats vying for 30th District state senate seat will meet in Aug. 23 primary.
Three area Democrats facing each other in an Aug. 23 primary in Virginia's Senate District 30 race have raised more than $500,000 among themselves as of June 30, according to figures from the Virginia Public Access Project. The lone Republican, Tim McGhee, has raised $3,079 and will face the winner of the Democratic primary. Krupicka, a member of the Alexandria City Council, has raised the most of the three Democrats, at $201,154. Adam Ebbin, a state delegate, has raised $186,082, and Libby Garvey, a member of the Arlington School Board, has raised $163,730. Garvey's contributions included $20,000 from the state senator who is vacating the seat, Sen. Patsy Ticer, who donated $10,000 to Garvey in the first and second quarters. Ticer also …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Richmond Times-Dispatch publishes op-ed from Alexandria City Councilman
Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka is urging Gov. Bob McDonnell to apply for the Race-to-the-Top competition in an op-ed published in Thursday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Race-to-the-Top is a competitive grant program from the U.S. Department of Education designed to encourage and reward states creating innovation and reform in the field, achieving significant gains in student achievement, closing achievement gaps and ensuring student preparation for college and careers, among other criteria. “Too often in education policy debates, fixing schools is focused solely on graduation rates and fixing high school,” Krupicka wrote in the op-ed. “That work is needed, but we can't truly improve the system without taking a holistic approach that …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Alexandria firefighters union offers support for Rob Krupicka; Former Vice Mayor Andrew Macdonald praises Libby Garvey's opposition to the waterfront plan
On Thursday, 30th district state senate candidate Rob Krupicka received the endorsement of Alexandria firefighters union Local 2141, which represents more than 190 fire and EMS workers across Alexandria. “Rob has been a steadfast supporter of the brothers and sisters of Local 2141. He has stood by us throughout his time on the City Council, and I know that he will continue to fight for us in Richmond,” Local 2141 President David Denardo said in a statement. “Rob understands the needs of working families, and we’re proud to support his candidacy for senate.” The Democratic primary is scheduled for Aug. 23. Krupicka is running against Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th) and Arlington County School Board Chair Libby Garvey. Tim McGhee is the lone …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Councilman talks State Senate bid
Rob Krupicka doesn’t want to be cagey. The Alexandria City Councilman and Del Ray resident wants to be open about everything he does. It’s for this reason that Krupicka announced on his blog Monday that he intends to run for Sen. Patsy Ticer’s seat when the veteran lawmaker wraps up her time in Richmond. “People have been talking about this race for a long time and I tend to like to be straight about things,” Krupicka said prior to Monday night’s Del Ray Citizens Association meeting at Mount Vernon Community School. “I announced earlier that I wasn’t going to run for Council [again]. … I just want to be upfront about it.” Ticer has yet to announce her plans for the future, but word is expected soon. The former Alexandria mayor turned 76 …