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Today, Rip Sullivan, the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 48th House of Delegates district, joined dozens of activists outside the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax to demand action on gun control reform.

“Parents should not have to worry about the safety of their children when they send them out the door to school every morning,” said Sullivan. Earlier this month Sullivan and his wife sent their youngest son off to school at Virginia Tech, and he spoke about how the tragedy from seven years ago still affects that student body.

Last night, Fairfax County’s Electoral Board granted Rip Sullivan’s request for an in-person satellite voting location for Fairfax County voters of the 48th House of Delegates District. On Saturday, August 9th and Saturday, August 16th, Fairfax voters can now cast in-person absentee ballots at Dolley Madison Library in McLean between 12 pm and 5 pm. Sullivan, the Democratic nominee in the 48th district, began working with both Democratic and Republican members of the Board to seek a common-sense solution to this critical issue earlier this week.

Tonight, Rip Sullivan, the Democratic nominee for Delegate in Virginia’s 48th House district, will speak before the Fairfax County Electoral Board and advocate for an early, in-person satellite voting location in the Fairfax County portion of the 48th district.


Today, Democratic nominee for the 48th House of Delegates District Rip Sullivan agreed to two debates with Republican Dave Foster. The first will take place at the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce on the morning of August 5th, and the second at George Mason University on the evening of August 11th.


Today, Rip Sullivan called for a debate with Republican David Foster ahead of the August 19th special election for the House of Delegates. Sullivan released the following statement.

“With more than 400,000 uninsured Virginians and women’s reproductive health under attack, voters have some important decisions to make in this election. That’s why today I’m calling for a debate.”

Late Sunday night, Richard C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr. secured the Democratic nomination to succeed Bob Brink in the House of Delegates from Virginia’s 48th District. Sullivan issued the following statement:

“Less than a week ago six other candidates and their families jumped into this race and they all brought different strengths with them. I look forward to working with all of them in the coming days and weeks.”

Today, Paul Begala endorsed Rip Sullivan for Delegate in Virginia’s 48th House of Delegates district. Begala was a chief strategist on President Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, and has worked on numerous Democratic campaigns since. Begala is a widely-admired TV pundit popular in Northern Virginia.

Today, Fairfax Supervisor and Democratic nominee for Congress in VA-10, John Foust endorsed Rip Sullivan for Delegate. Delegate Scott Surovell (D-Mt. Vernon), the former Chairman of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee and former Chairman of the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council also endorsed Sullivan.

Today, voters in Arlington and Fairfax Counties began received mail from Rip Sullivan’s campaign for Delegate. With only six days notice before the Democratic firehouse primary and the July 4th holiday, this is the first, and believed to be the only, professional mail piece to hit before the election.

Today, Delegate Patrick Hope (D-47) and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra endorsed Richard “Rip” Sullivan for Delegate ahead of this Sunday’s “firehouse primary” to replace Delegate Bob Brink.

“Rip is the right choice for Arlington, McLean, and Falls Church,” Hope said. “The House of Delegates is in desperate need of more outspoken and progressive leaders. I am confident that Rip will help fill that void, and I look forward to working with him in Richmond.”