CHANTILLY, Va. -- Community leader Karrie Delaney tonight released the following statement after winning the Democratic Primary in Virginia's 67th House District:
“I'm honored that the voters of the 67th District share my vision to stand up and make Richmond work for Northern Virginia. I would like to thank John Carey and Hannah Risheq for stepping up in a time when we need strong Democratic candidates to get involved, and I look forward to continuing the conversation to forward our democratic ideals. Now we must come together as a party and turn our attention to Jim LeMunyon, a representative who has spent the last 8-years cozying up to Richmond special interests and has consistently been a rubber stamp of approval for Richmond's radical agenda. Northern Virginia deserves better and is ready for a change. I'm running for Delegate to fight for our fair share of education funding, comprehensive transportation solutions, innovative economic growth, and health care for all. I also want to give special thanks to all our grassroots supporters for their tireless work knocking over 17,200 doors and making over 25,000 phone calls to voters across the 67th District."
In a joint statement, House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring said:
"Karrie Delaney has long been an advocate for children. She has worked in foster homes and at a nonprofit dedicated to ending sex trafficking - tangible proof of her progressive values. We commend Karrie for always listening to every voice that needs to be heard."
Karrie Delaney will face Republican incumbent Jim LeMunyon in the General Election on November 7, 2017.
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Karrie started working at a group home for foster children - an experience where she learned how policy decisions can either serve or fail our most vulnerable. Later, as a crisis counselor, Karrie stood by women who were assaulted and raised awareness about the abuse of women around the world. When Karrie became a mother, she turned her focus towards local issues as Gov. McAuliffe's appointee to the Virginia Commission on Youth, as well as former Chair of Fairfax County Citizens Corps Council and the current Chair of Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees. She lives in Chantilly with her husband, Patrick, and their two children.