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Earlier today, leading Pro-Choice organizations NARAL Pro-Choice VA and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia endorsed Rip Sullivan for Delegate. The Senate and House Chairs of the Women’s Reproductive Health Caucuses, Senator Barbara Favola and Delegate Kaye Kory also endorsed Sullivan.

“We’re here because there’s a lot at stake in this election,” said Sullivan. “I believe government has no place telling a woman what she can and can’t do with her body. Dave Foster disagrees. Dave Foster called Roe v. Wade a case of ‘judges imposing their will.'”

On Thursday, several pro-choice leaders will hold a press conference with Rip Sullivan, the Democratic nominee for Delegate in Virginia’s 48th House district.

With today’s news out of Richmond about the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, it’s important voters know where the candidates for the 48th District stand on marriage equality.

“Marriage equality isn’t just a civil rights issue,” said Sullivan. “It’s also an economic issue. By allowing couples to marry and receive all the benefits that married heterosexual couples currently enjoy, we would make Virginia a more attractive place to live, work and grow a business.”

Today, Rip Sullivan’s campaign for Delegate announced four major upcoming receptions with several of Virginia’s top Democratic leaders, listed below by date.

Democratic 8th Congressional District Nominee Don Beyer at the historic Salona estate at the home of Dan and Karen DuVal

When: Tuesday, July 29th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: 1214 Buchanan St, McLean, VA 22101

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam at the home of Senator Barbara Favola

Saturday, August 2nd, 12:30pm-2:30pm

2319 18th St N, Arlington, VA 22201

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.”