Since March 12th, the Alexandria Democratic Committee (ADC) has been accepting candidate documentation for Alexandria’s Democratic primary for Mayor and City Council. One candidate for Mayor and 14 candidates for City Council submitted the required paperwork to run in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.
All candidates were required to submit a declaration of candidacy, receipt for the filing fee and petitions with the signatures of 125 valid Alexandria voters to be certified for the Democratic ballot. All candidate petitions were independently verified by the Alexandria Office of Voter Registration and Elections to ensure all signatures submitted by the candidates were signatures of valid Alexandria voters.
Today, ADC Chair Dak Hardwick certified the following candidates for Mayor and City Council:
William D. Euille
City Council (in alphabetical order)
John Taylor Chapman
Michael A. Hepburn
Timothy B. Lovain
Victoria A. Menjivar
Arthur E. Peabody, Jr.
Redella S. “Del” Pepper
Paul C. Smedberg
Justin M. Wilson
“We are excited to have Bill Euille once again be the party’s nominee for Mayor,” Hardwick said. “During Mayor Euille’s tenure, Alexandria has maintained its AAA/Aaa bond rating, experienced historically low crime and unemployment rates and continues to make critical investments in transportation, infrastructure and public safety. We look forward to working to reelect Bill Euille as Alexandria’s Mayor.” On the City Council candidates, Hardwick said, “The strength and diversity of the Democratic City Council field is amazing. These candidates hold the core values that Alexandrians demand of their elected leaders and represent the very best our city has to offer.”
“These Democratic candidates represent a cross section of our city,” Hardwick continued. “The diversity of backgrounds, opinions and depth of knowledge of the issues will set our candidates apart in the run up to the November elections. This is a strong Democratic field and we look forward to hearing from these committed Alexandrians during the campaign.”