Friday, December 9, 2011
Virginia Public Access Project releases reports of campaign finance filings.
The nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project has released preliminary reports of cash-on-hand as of Dec. 1 for recent state Senate and House campaigns. VPAP did not include information for those candidates who did not file by the Dec. 8 deadline to the State Board of Elections. The campaign for David Englin, the uncontested winner of the House election for the 45th District seat, had $49,310 cash available as of Dec. 1. Winner Adam Ebbin reported $18,542 in his Ebbin for Senate campaign account while opponents Tim McGhee reported $214 in the bank and Libby Garvey filed $1,299 for her campaign. Retiring Sen. Patsy Ticer had $36,852 cash-on-hand in her campaign coffer. A report for Rob Krupicka's Senate campaign was not listed in VPAP's …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Candidates Adam Ebbin, Libby Garvey and Rob Krupicka spent $746,268 in Democratic primary for state Senate seat.
The District 30 state Senate Democratic primary race was the second most-expensive Senate primary in the state, coming in at $746,268, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. The most expensive Senate race was in District 3, where the candidates spent $822,831. That district includes James City County, Gloucester County and York County, east of Richmond. The winner of the District 30 primary, Adam Ebbin, received 38.8 percent of the vote and spent the least amount of the three candidates, coming in at $189,637. Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka came in second in the race, garnering 36 percent of the vote, and spent the most at $233,084. Arlington County school board member Libby Garvey came in third, with 25.3 percent of …
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 …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Candidates must report any donation or loan of $1,000 or more in final two weeks leading up to primary, by 5 p.m. next day.
Primary election voting will soon be underway in the state of Virginia, including several competitive races in the Northern Virginia area. As the clock ticks closer to Tuesday, some primary candidates are reporting, by state law, any campaign donations or loans of $1,000 or more to the State Board of Elections. After receiving a donation or loan, candidates must report the amounts and donors by 5 p.m. the next day. The Virginia Public Access Project tracks donations and plans to update the list daily through Tuesday, the day of the primary. Here's a sampling of some of the last-minute donations and loans to area primary candidates, according to VPAP: Senate District 30 Democratic Primary Race: Adam Ebbin reported a $5,000 donation from …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Current Virginia delegate faces off in Democratic primary on Tuesday.
On Election Day in 1968, a teacher in Commack on Long Island gathered her class around the flagpole to discuss the meaning of the day. As kids began to chant support for Richard Nixon, one voice cheered for Hubert Humphrey, Nixon's challenger. That boy was Adam Ebbin. More than 40 years later, Ebbin, a Virginia delegate for the 49th district since 2004, is running for the 30th district Senate seat. He faces off against City of Alexandria Councilman Rob Krupicka and Arlington school board member Libby Garvey in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Ebbin came to Washington, D.C. to study political science at American University. In the early '70s, he worked on the campaign of former Sen. Gary Hart (D-Colo.). But despite his passion …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Alexandria vice mayor and chair of the Alexandria Democratic Committee joint campaign offers late nod.
Alexandria Vice Mayor Kerry Donley offered his endorsement of Rob Krupicka on Thursday evening, less than a week before the Aug. 23 Democratic Primary for the 30th State Senate District. Krupicka, who serves on the Alexandria City Council with Donley, is running against Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th) and Arlington County School Board member Libby Garvey for the seat previously held by Patsy Ticer. “As the chair of the Alexandria Democratic Committee joint campaign I was going to stay neutral but I feel compelled to no longer sit on the sidelines,” Donley said in a statement released by the Krupicka campaign. “This campaign has reinforced my view that we need officials in Richmond that understand and appreciate the challenges of local government …
State senate candidate says creating local-state partnerships will be critical to future of Northern Virginia.
Rob Krupicka argues he’s the only candidate in the Democratic primary for the 30th District state senate seat with a clear, focused agenda for the office. In a race against two other similarly-aligned party members—Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th) and Arlington School Board member Libby Garvey—Krupicka believes it is this agenda, one he says has specific plans to boost education in the state and to create state-local partnerships to build mass transit and environmental solutions for Northern Virginia, that sets him apart. “We’re asking people to hire us for a job that we could be in for a very long time,” Krupicka said. “I think people need to not just understand what your experience is or what your values are. I think they need to understand what…
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Senate candidate for state's 30th District seeks to ensure that the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender community receives the same rights and privileges afforded to straight citizens under the law.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The underlying issue regarding my remarks at the AGLA forum in Arlington is ensuring that the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender community receives the same rights and privileges afforded to straight citizens under the law. I know several gay individuals who have their kids in public schools, only in their cases they are the sole guardians of their children. Their partners do not have the same rights as other parents with children in public school: all because gay marriage is still not legal and because gays cannot adopt children in Virginia. It is truly tragic that loving families cannot adopt children into a loving home and, in Richmond, I plan to make changing that fact one of my top prioritie However, people around the district, from all…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Alexandria resident Karen Gautney expresses concern over comments made by 30th District Senate candidate Libby Garvey at a recent forum.
Friday, August 12, 2011
In front of a mostly gay audience at the Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association candidate forum on Aug. 9, Libby Garvey delivered a pre-planned attack on Rob Krupicka in which she declared that the third candidate in the race, Adam Ebbin “is gay, can’t have kids in schools.” Her point was that Krupicka’s frequent and proud references to being the parent of children in public schools was somehow a coded message of homophobia. As followers of this race know, both education and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender equality are among the central themes of Krupicka’s campaign. Garvey’s attack misfires on three levels: 1) Rob Krupicka is an ardent support of LGBT equality, including full marriage and adoption rights. As a politically …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Candidates discussed issues such as affordable housing, universal health care, and felony conviction concerns
With 18 days before the local Democratic primary, candidates for the 30th district senate seat continued to try and distinguish themselves from each other at their latest debate last night—hosted by the Alexandria branch of the NAACP at their August meeting. The lone Republican candidate, Tim McGhee, was also in attendence and offered an often distinct outlook from his Democratic counterparts. The audience questioned candidates on issues such as affordable housing, universal health care, and felony conviction concerns before a crowd of about 35 citizens. All Democratic candidates—Virginia Delegate Adam Ebbin (49th District), Arlington County School Board Chair Libby Garvey and Alexandria City Councilman Ron Krupicka—said they were …