NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Announces Endorsements in House of Delegates Elections

Endorsements highlight organization’s dedication to building a pro-choice majority in the Virginia House of Delegates

(Alexandria, VA) – Today, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC, the Commonwealth’s leading political action arm of the pro-choice movement, announced its first round of endorsements in Virginia’s 2013 House of Delegate races.

Tarina Keene, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, stated that the endorsements of these outstanding pro-choice candidates are part of her organization’s plan to protect and elect pro-choice leaders in the state’s General Assembly this fall. Lady_Liberty_with_VA_mapNARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and its PAC will marshal its resources to protect pro-choice allies in Richmond, while electing even more pro-choice candidates to the House of Delegates and state Senate. In 2011, 89% percent of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia-backed candidates won their races.

“I am confident our endorsed pro-choice candidates will continue to stand up to attacks on women’s health and help protect and expand access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare for all Virginia women,” said Keene. “They stand between Virginia women and continued anti-choice attacks on reproductive health – and we are thrilled to support them.”

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia PAC is pleased to announce the following endorsed candidates:

Endorsed Pro-Choice Challengers:

  • Monte Johnson, District 10
  • James Harder, District 12
  • Atif Qarni, District 13
  • Freeda Cathcart, District 17
  • Elizabeth Miller, District 32
  • Kathleen Murphy, District 34
  • Ed Deitsch, District 42
  • Richard Cabellos, District 50
  • Jennifer Boysko, District 86
  • John Bell, District 87
  • Monty Mason, District 93
  • Robert Farinholt, District 94

Endorsed Pro-Choice Incumbents:

    • Mark Keam, District 35
    • Ken Plum, District 36
    • Kaye Kory, District 38
    • Vivian Watts, District 39
    • Eileen Filler-Corn, District 41
    • Mark Sickles, District 43
    • Scott Surovell, District 44
    • Rob Krupicka, District 45
    • Charniele Herring, District 46
    • Patrick Hope, District 47
    • Robert Brink, District 48
    • Alfonso Lopez, District 49
    • David Toscano, District 57
    • Betsy Carr, District 69
    • Jennifer McClellan, District 71
    • Jeion Ward, District 92
    • Mayme BaCote, District 95

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia supports candidates who are dedicated to family planning, preventing unintended pregnancy, and increasing access to reproductive healthcare for women and families.  The organization’s powerful statewide network of activists will mobilize pro-choice voters throughout Virginia to help elect pro-choice candidates in November.