Gonzalez Eyes Rematch With Herring
After she almost lost a Democratic seat in a special election earlier this month, Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) will likely face an opponent in the June primary.
Democrat Ariel Gonzalez, who unsuccessfully challenged Herring for the nomination last month, announced today he is starting a "listening tour" to explore whether he will run again.
In a statement, Gonzalez noted the last election was held on 100 hours notice after Brian Moran abruptly resigned the seat to focus on his bid for governor. Only 234 voters showed up to vote to participate in the Herring-Gonzalez nomination contest.
"Voters were provided minimal time to learn the date, hours and location of the caucus," Gonzalez said. "Further, residents were given almost no opportunity to learn and understand the views and policy positions of the candidates."
Herring was sworn in this week after a recount concluded she defeated Republican Joe Murray by 16 votes. Herring's narrow victory in the low-turnout election shocked Democrats because the 46 District is overwhelmingly Democratic.
"Should I decide to enter this race, I will seek a constructive, thorough dialogue on the issues that affect the entire community," said Gonzalez, 31, an attorney.
Several other Democrats in Alexandria have also been mentioned as possible candidates.
Posted by: FederalGraphics | January 28, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: UVANick | January 28, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: dcgal4 | January 29, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: vapolitics1 | January 29, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: alexdem24 | January 30, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: vapolitics1 | January 30, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: vafuture | January 31, 2009 3:01 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: UVANick | January 31, 2009 3:44 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.