Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Race to Watch

Republican House Candidate Kerry Bolognese is running hard to unseat Democratic incumbent David Marsden in the 41st District, located in Fairfax County. Kerry is exciting voters in his district with a series of events to tap into the palpable enthusiasm for his campaign. The capstone will be his "official" kickoff on Thursday, May 14th from 6:30 –8:00 P.M. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club- all are welcome.

Since announcing his candidacy in mid-January, Kerry has been going door-to-door every weekend and evenings during the week. He collected over 300 signatures on his petitions and filed to run at the earliest possible time on March 24th! He has knocked on over 1,500 doors and counting, and the residents of the 41st have been very receptive to his message and share his concerns about the direction of the Commonwealth.

Kerry has lived in the Northern Virginia area for more than 30 years and understands the everyday concerns and issues that face the region. He has a wife, three grown children and four grandkids and is very active in his local church. Kerry has also been Republican precinct captain in Burke and has a good grasp of the community and what is on people’s minds and wants to work hard to make sure Fairfax County families have a bright future.

In addition, Kerry has worked for a public higher education association for the past 16 years and readily understands that one of the most important things we can do to preserve the future prosperity of our region, our state, and our country is to ensure teachers have the resources they need for the classroom and that Virginia’s outstanding colleges and universities remain the crown jewels of academia. Kerry has also worked for 13 years on Capitol Hill both on a Member’s personal staff and on the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff. He understands the intricacies of the legislative process and knows how to work to get things done.

Kerry is running a genuine grassroots campaign and knows he will be outspent because his opponent, David Marsden, one of the 20+ liberal members of the Democratic caucus who have consistently opposed working across the aisle for common sense solutions, has raised lots of money from special interest PACs. But Kerry has heard from the voters in the 41st that they are fed up with this kind of money-driven politics and are looking for fresh faces not beholden to special interests. That is what Kerry’s campaign is about -- bringing fresh ideas, a bold vision, and common sense solutions to Richmond.

To volunteer or support Kerry, visit or contact Kerry at 202-841-7043 or Write to him at Bolognese for Delegate, P.O. Box 523353, Springfield, VA, 22152.

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