Del. David Englin (D-45) announced Thursday he is endorsing Rob Krupicka in the 30th district Senate Democratic primary.
Englin released this statement in an email:
“Rob Krupicka has the ideas and the energy to stand up to Ken Cuccinelli's wars on climate science, health care reform, immigrants and gay and lesbian families. Rob has demonstrated over the years and during the course of this campaign a commitment to grassroots Democratic politics, empowering regular people to join together and make change.
“Rob is the only candidate with kids currently in our public school system, so I know that he shares the experiences and concerns of families like mine. As a veteran, I'm impressed with Rob's emphasis on doing right by those who have served, which is unique in this race. For all of these reasons, I endorse Rob Krupicka to be my next Virginia Senator.”
David Englin is serving his third term in the Virginia General Assembly. He partnered with Del. Adam Ebbin (D-49), one of Krupicka’s opponents in the Democratic primary, to introduce anti-bullying legislation in January.
Longtime Arlington County school board member Libby Garvey is the third candidate in the primary, which is scheduled for Aug. 23.
“David is a leading progressive voice in Richmond and has been a constant bulwark for our values against the onslaught of the Cuccinelli extreme right-wing agenda. I am honored to have his support,” Krupicka said in a statement. “We share progressive values, a vision for the future, and a commitment to building our party from the grassroots up.”
The Krupicka campaign held its second telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday night for residents of the 30th district. The discussion focused on education. Krupicka answered questions on everything from pre-kindergarten investment, school staffing and electronic textbooks.