Another Big Name in the 47th House District
The endorsements in Arlington's 47th House District, where five men are vying in Tuesday's Democratic primary to replace Del. Al Eisenberg, keep rollin' in. Today, retired U.S. Army general Wesley Clark endorsed Adam Parkhomenko.
We're not sure how Clark, a presidential contender in 2004, feels about widening Interstate 66, preserving affordable housing along Route 50 or fostering transit-oriented development around North Arlington's Orange Line Metro stations.
But we do know that Parkhomenko, a 23-year-old former campaign staffer last year to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has put his national political connections to work. Parkhomenko also nabbed the endorsement of former president Bill Clinton, who has placed robocalls into the district on Parkhomenko's behalf.
Other (Virginia) political leaders are split. Del. Bob Brink and state Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple endorsed Patrick Hope, a civic activist and adjunct professor of health at Johns Hopkins University. Arlington board member Chris Zimmerman supports Andres Tobar, a veteran of the U.S. Department of Education who directs a day-labor center. A number of Virginia's liberal blogs have thrown their support behind Miles Grant, an employee of the National Wildlife Federation. And U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) is supporting Alan Howze, Warner's former political director in the governor's office.
Here's what Clark had to say today, according to the Parkhomenko campaign:
"I know Adam Parkhomenko well, and I'm confident he'll be an outstanding voice for Arlington in the General Assembly. Adam is energetic and highly qualified for the job. He embodies all the qualities we need in our leaders."
June 4, 2009; 12:35 PM ET
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