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Sun Gazette: Del. Hope Throws Support to Lander in School Board Race Print


Created:  Tuesday, May 7, 2013  11:45AM


With just days to go until voting begins, Del. Patrick Hope has endorsed James Lander in the Arlington County Democratic Committee’s School Board caucus.

Hope (D-47th) said Lander deserved re-election to a second term “because of his commitment to strengthening Arlington’s programs that serve all of Arlington’s children, including those with special needs.”

Lander is facing Barbara Kanninen in the caucus, which will run May 9 and 11. The winner becomes the odds-on favorite in the Nov. 5 general election.

Lander also has picked up endorsements from School Board Chairman Emma Violand-Sanchez and Vice Chairman Sally Baird, in addition to County Board Chairman Walter Tejada and board member Chris Zimmerman. Kanninen has been endorsed by Clerk of the Circuit Court Paul Ferguson, Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos and Treasurer Frank O’Leary.