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 …
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…
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 …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Three candidates vying for retiring incumbent Sen. Patsy Ticer's seat face Aug. 23 primary
Personalities and political backgrounds dominated the debate among the three Democrats vying for Virginia’s 30th district senate seat at the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee public forum last night. All are concerned about economic expansion in the district and local transportation problems. None support loosening gun control laws in densely populated northern Virginia. And each sees themselves as more qualified than the others to take on Richmond with agendas of an improved educational system, increased business opportunities and an eco-friendly environment. In his opening statements, Delegate Adam Ebbin (D-49th District)—a four-term member of the General Assembly and former Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Alexandria City Councilman took 50 percent of the vote
The results are in! With 153 voters participating in our online poll conducted from Monday at 6 a.m. through Wednesday at 5 p.m., Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka won with 75 votes, or 49.02 percent. Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th District) came in second with 39 votes, or 25.49 percent. Arlington County School Board Chair Libby Garvey brought in 32 votes, or 20.92 percent. Seven voters indicated they were undecided. Coming up next: The three candidates face off in Fairfax County for the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee forum on Thursday, July 28, at the Mount Vernon Government Center.
Monday, July 18, 2011
POLL CLOSED! Stay tuned for results.
Monday, July 18, 2011
With the Democratic primary in the 30th District state senate race a little more than a month away (it's on Aug. 23), we at Patch wanted to attempt a very unscientific measure of where voters are leaning. The three candidates—Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th District), Arlington County School Board Chair Libby Garvey and Alexandria City Councilman Rob Krupicka—have been campaigning and canvassing neighborhoods for months. Patch has covered forums, campaign open houses and other events involving the race to represent the district in Richmond. So, without further ado, who are you supporting in the Democratic primary for the 30th District state senate seat? POLL CLOSED! Stay tuned for results. For more information on the candidates, click on their …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Alexandria firefighters union offers support for Rob Krupicka; Former Vice Mayor Andrew Macdonald praises Libby Garvey's opposition to the waterfront plan
On Thursday, 30th district state senate candidate Rob Krupicka received the endorsement of Alexandria firefighters union Local 2141, which represents more than 190 fire and EMS workers across Alexandria. “Rob has been a steadfast supporter of the brothers and sisters of Local 2141. He has stood by us throughout his time on the City Council, and I know that he will continue to fight for us in Richmond,” Local 2141 President David Denardo said in a statement. “Rob understands the needs of working families, and we’re proud to support his candidacy for senate.” The Democratic primary is scheduled for Aug. 23. Krupicka is running against Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49th) and Arlington County School Board Chair Libby Garvey. Tim McGhee is the lone …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A candidate for 30th state senate district, Garvey cut her policy-making teeth with 14 years on Arlington's School Board.
Libby Garvey wants you to know she’s not just a school board chair from Arlington. A Democratic candidate for the 30th district, Garvey, a resident of Fairlington, considers Alexandria to be her neighborhood. “I live a block from Alexandria in two different directions. I do all my shopping in Bradlee Shopping Center,” Garvey said. “My kids went to Beverley Hills preschool. There’s a wooden playground there my husband and I helped build.” The issues for the 30th district transcend boundaries, Garvey said, sitting in her campaign office on the second floor of an Old Town Alexandria townhouse. “It’s not like we don’t breathe the air from the GenOn plant. I breathe that air in Fairlington too,” she said. “It’s not like the BRAC building—all …