Karrie Delaney Wins Endorsement of Virginia Education Association

Delaney carrying strong momentum in race for Virginia's 67th House District

CHANTILLY, Va. -- Community leader Karrie Delaney today announced the Virginia Education Association has endorsed her campaign to represent Virginia's 67th House District, which stretches from Chantilly and South Riding to Fair Lakes and Oakton.

“Every General Assembly session, lawmakers are faced with decisions that put special interests over the students and families they represent,” said VEA President Jim Livingston, who also serves as chair of the VEA Fund. “With Karrie Delaney as Delegate, constituents of the 67th District will know their best interests are being represented, especially when it comes to making public education the priority it should be.”

"I'm honored to be endorsed by the Virginia Education Association," stated Delaney. "As the mother of a 7-year-old and 4-year-old, I'm dedicated to bringing home our fair share of education funding to lower class sizes, provide top-notch resources in our classrooms, and retain the best teachers with fair pay and benefits to ensure our children receive a world class education."

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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.