Julie Lucas is widely rumored to be an alternative candidate for the Republican nomination in the 51st HOD, and I think she’d be an excellent candidate. With legislative experience on the Prince William County School Board, overlapping precincts in the 51st, and high regard in the party, Julie Lucas would be an well qualified, eminently electable candidate who would serve the 51st district well. An official announcement has not yet been made, which for many Republicans is a nerve-wracking wait which should come to an end sometime after 6PM this evening. An announcement that Julie has filed for the 51st convention will alleviate the concerns many, including myself, clearly have.
If Julie Lucas files, as I expect her to, you can contact her at LucasSchoolBoard@aol.com and at her School Board office at (703) 490-2338 and offer your support. You can also support Julie by mailing a contribution to Julie Lucas for Delegate, PO Box 6145, Woodbridge, VA 22195 She will need a lot of help to overcome Faisal Gill’s early start in fundraising.
Both Ben Tribbet and myself believe that if Faisal Gill receives the nomination the seat will become a Democratic pickup, regardless of who runs as a Democrat, in the 2007 elections. If this is something that you don’t want to see happen, it’s time to make sure that someone else wins.
UPDATE: Riley reports that Julie has indeed filed for the 51st HOD.
UPDATE 2: The email link for Julie has been fixed.
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