News From The Campaign Trail

January 28th, 2018
Come join the formal campaign kick-off event for Wilson for Mayor. Please save the date! While contributions are gratefully accepted, all are welcome as we officially begin our conversation about how Alexandria can be an even better place to live, work and raise a family

When: Sunday January 28th from 3 PM until 5 PM
Where: Live Oak Restaurant (1603 Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Monroe and Commonwealth).

Let us know you are joining us! RSVP Here


Wilson Announces Significant Support in First Fundraising Period

Nearly 200 Alexandrians have contributed to Vice Mayor Justin Wilson’s campaign to be Alexandria’s next Mayor. Since announcing his candidacy, residents from around the City have invested in his campaign. With an average cash contribution of between $145-$150, and most of the fundraising coming from individuals in the City, this is a significant demonstration of grassroots support for Wilson’s campaign.

“This is a campaign about ideas for Alexandria’s future,” stated Wilson. “The generous financial support of so many Alexandrians will help us communicate those ideas across our City.”

Wilson will be hosting a formal campaign kick-off event on Sunday January 28th from 3 PM to 5 PM at Live Oak Restaurant in Del Ray.

Wilson, first elected to City Council in 2007, is completing his third term on the Alexandria City Council. In this most recent term, he was elected by his colleagues to be the Vice Mayor. For nearly two decades he has served on City, state and regional policy bodies, giving him a broad range of experience and depth of knowledge of the City’s current and future initiatives.

Wilson announced his candidacy on November 13th for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming June 12th Primary.

“I have approached tough decisions head-on, promoted an accessible, transparent and accountable city government, and remained laser focused on making Alexandria City a better place to live, work, and raise a family,” Wilson said, “It is imperative that the next leader provide real strategies for the challenges our City faces from a changing regional economy.”

Prior to his Council service, he was an appointee of Governor Mark Warner to the state’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, and an appointee of Governor Tim Kaine to the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice.

“Alexandria must be a community where our children have every opportunity at success, our economy diversifies and grows, and our community’s livability is enriched by quality transit, parks, open space and housing” added Wilson.

Wilson holds a bachelor's of science degree in Business Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a Fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.Wilson is currently employed as a Sr. Director with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). He lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife, Alex and their son Eli and daughter Lena. His children attend the Alexandria City Public Schools.





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