Falls Church News-Press Endorses Brian Moran for Governor in June 9 Democratic Primary, Jody Wagner for Lt. Gov., Bob Hull and Adam Parkhomenko in N. Virginia Contested State Delegate Primaries

Jun 01, 2009, 16:29 ET from Falls Church News-Press

FALLS CHURCH, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Falls Church News-Press, the only locally-owned newspaper based in the electorally-decisive Eastern Fairfax County-Falls Church-North Arlington region of Northern Virginia, announced on its Web site last night that it endorses Former State Del. Brian Moran for Governor of Virginia in the June 9 Democratic primary.

The News-Press also announced that it endorses Former State Treasurer Jody Wagner for Lieutenant Governor, and in two contested Northern Virginia races for state delegate in the primary, it endorses Incumbent Del. Bob Hull in the 38th District and Adam Parkhomenko in the 47th District.

Nicholas F. Benton, owner-editor of the News-Press, made the following statement about the endorsements:

"We are proud to endorse Brian Moran, Jody Wagner, Bob Hull and Adam Parkhomenko for the June 9 Democratic primary.

"Moran has a wealth of experience fighting for both the betterment of Virginia and progressive values. As a Northern Virginian be brings a depth of knowledge of the region's needs unmatched by his two opponents. His strongly-stated vow to fight for the repeal of the Marshall-Newman amendment, which denies equal rights to a whole class of Virginia citizens, sets him on a high moral ground and will serve him well going into the general election by compelling his Republican opponent to own his party's continuing, divisive stand on this issue.

"Wagner is also distinguished for her record of achievement working for a better Virginia and with the achievements of the previous two Democratic gubernatorial administrations. Hull likewise has a wealth of experience and achievement, including 17 years of accumulated seniority to the benefit of his constituents. Parkhomenko, among five rivals all seeking public office for the first time, brings the most energy, at his young age having already accumulated more political experience than most twice his age, and will provide Richmond with a worthy representative of the 'millennial generation.'"

    CONTACT: Nicholas Benton

SOURCE Falls Church News-Press