Congratulations to former Alexandria City Council Member Rob Krupicka (D) for winning the 45th House District special election yesterday. Krupicka, an advocate for mass transit and smart growth, will work to secure much needed support and funds for rail and other transportation projects for Northern Virginia from Richmond in order to help small businesses, create jobs, increase worker productivity, and enhance the quality of life in Northern Virginia.
With the November elections behind us, attention has already shifted to next year’s federal races. Patrick Murray, who took on Jim Moran in 2010, announced Friday his intention to go for a rematch.
This will be an uphill battle, especially with the President at the top of the ticket, but I’m glad to see that Patrick is willing to take a second shot at this seat.
The text of the Murray announcement is after the jump, and it’s also available on his website, listed under the 2012 Candidates blogroll to your left.