Moran Wins Support in Fairfax
A majority of the Democrats on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and county school board announced today they are supporting Brian Moran's bid for governor.
At an event in Fairfax City, Moran was also endorsed by several delegates and the City of Fairfax Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 2702.
"I know Brian and he's a strong fighter for our community. He has worked hard to get results and understands the needs of local government," said Supervisor Penny Gross, who represents the Mason District. "For 20 years Brian's been fighting for our community, now we're going to fight for him."
With more than 1 million residents, Fairfax County will play a crucial role in this year's election. In the 2006 Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, just under one out of every fourth vote was cast in Fairfax County.
Moran, who used to represents a small part of Fairfax County in the House of Delegates, hopes to be viewed as the hometown candidate in this year's primary. But Terry McAuliffe, who is also a candidate for the nomination, lives in McLean. And the Democratic state senators who represent Fairfax, including Senate Majority Leader Richard L. Saslaw, are supporting the third candidate in the race, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath).
In addition to Gross, Supervisors Jeff McKay (Lee) John Foust (Dranesville) and Gerry Hyland (Mount Vernon endorsed Moran today.
He was also endorsed by School Board Chairman Dan Stork (Mount Vernon) and board members Jim Raney (At-Large), Brad Center (Lee), Jane Strauss (Dranesville) and
Phillip Niedzielski-Eichner (Providence).
Several local officials and Fairfax Democratic activists also announced their support, including, Fairfax City Councilman Dan Drummond, Fairfax City Democratic Committee Chairman Joe Harmon, former Fairfax Democratic Committee Chair Ginny Peters,
former School Board Member Isis Castro, former School Board Member Bob Frye and
former state Senator Emilie Miller.
"We've turned Fairfax blue and Brian Moran was a key element of that success." Peter said. "He's helped key candidates get ready to run and helped campaigns for over a decade. With Brian's leadership, we've built a grassroots organization in Fairfax County that wins."
March 17, 2009; 2:53 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Brian J. Moran , Election 2009 , Tim Craig
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