Adam Roosevelt is a moderate Republican running for the Virginia House of Delegates against current Democratic Delegate Alfonso Lopez, who has never before faced a GOP opponent during his six years in office.
Whenever a millennial mounts a campaign against an established incumbent, it’s sure to be an uphill battle. However, Adam Roosevelt says he’s up for the challenge; at just 25 years of age, he is running to be elected delegate for the 49th District of Virginia.
In a very blue district, a young veteran, Republican Adam Roosevelt has been running hard for over a year. It’s an uphill battle for any Republican in the 49th district of the House of Delegates. Hillary won this district with 68% of the vote. Currently, the district is held by the House minority whip, Alfonzo Lopez. If any Republican can win this district it’s Adam Roosevelt who has been going door to door for many months.
Three of Arlington’s four members of the Virginia House of Delegates are without an opponent this fall.
Given the lack of locally competitive races in November, when the House’s entire 100 seats are up for grabs, the lawmakers are looking at opportunities to help fellow Democrats to pick up seats elsewhere.
The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area (LWVFA) will hold both in-person and televised forums for the public and the press to learn about the candidates who are running for election to the Virginia House of Delegates. “The purpose of these forums is to educate voters about the candidates and where they stand on the issues, by hearing them answer questions from the public, so voters can make informed choices at the ballot box in November,” said Wendy Fox-Grage, LWVFA co-president.
Twenty years ago the guy in charge of picking up the beer and pizza for the Prosperity Caucus—a group of socially awkward hill staffers, economists, and various D.C. denizens interested in issues related to growth and prosperity—decided to go back home and run for Congress. It was an unexpected move and one that was dissonant for a largely intellectual group whose monthly meetings typically revolve around an academic talking about his recent research.
Could the dearth of candidates fielded this year by the Arlington County Republican Committee actually end up helping the lone local GOPer on the ballot?
Political newcomer Adam Roosevelt said he knew at the age of 13 years old that he wanted to run for the Virginia House of Delegates.
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So far, only Adam Roosevelt has thrown his hat in the ring, challenging Del. Alfonso Lopez in the 49th District of the House of Delegates. Roosevelt’s campaign is focused on education, growing small business, supporting the military and local law enforcement and enhancing cybersecurity.
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