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Shannon Picks Up Support for AG

Anita Kumar

Del. Stephen C. Shannon (D-Fairfax) announced today that his campaign for attorney general has picked up the support of the Ironworkers and United Transportation unions.

"Steve has a long record of fighting to protect working families," Ironworkers Local 5 Business Manager Kendall Martin said. "Steve has fought to protect Virginia's families his entire adult life, whether it was as a prosecutor going after criminals who target children, or a legislator working to protect our families, Virginians could always count on Steve to do what's right."

United Transportation Union Virginia Legislative Director Walter Yeatts credited Shannon with founding Virginia's first AMBER Alert system to recover abducted kids, prosecuting criminals who attacked children and fighting to create more jobs.

Shannon, who is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination, also was recently endorsed by several of his Democratic colleages in the House of Delegates: Joseph F. Bouchard of Virginia Beach, Delores L. McQuinn of Richmond, Mark D. Sickles of Fairfax, Adam P. Ebbin of Alexandria, Robert W. Mathieson of Virginia Beach and David J. Toscano of Charlottesville.

Shannon is also being supported by current and former Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorneys Ray Morrogh and Robert Horan, Jr. and Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert.

Three Republicans seek the nomination: Sen. Ken Cuccinelli II (R-Fairfax); John Brownlee, a former federal prosecutor; and David M. Foster, the former chairman of the Arlington County School Board.

By Anita Kumar  |  March 6, 2009; 3:28 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2009  
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