RICHMOND, VA —The Hon. Levar Stoney, Mayor of the City of Richmond, announced today that he is endorsing Abigail Spanberger’s campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th District. Mayor Stoney is the first elected executive to endorse in the VA-7 Democratic primary race, and adds to a growing list of state and local elected officials backing Mrs. Spanberger’s candidacy.
“The constituencies of the City of Richmond and the 7th Congressional District intersect on many levels, so we need a representative who’s committed to progressive values and bringing prosperity and opportunity to all of our citizens,” Mayor Stoney said. “Fortunately, we have an outstanding candidate in Abigail Spanberger. Working with Congressman McEachin here in the 4th District, Abigail will be a strong and principled advocate in Washington for Central Virginians, and I’m excited to offer her my endorsement.”
“I truly appreciate Mayor Stoney’s endorsement,” said Mrs. Spanberger. “Many 7th District residents commute to the city every day and vice-versa, making our respective economies and communities highly intertwined. It’s an honor to know that the Mayor recognizes how well I would serve our shared constituency, and I’m committed to living up to that trust in Congress.”
The Mayor’s endorsement underscores how expansive and diverse the 7th District truly is, and how interdependent communities across Central Virginia are. Since last July, Abigail has conducted 98 meet-and-greets throughout every county of the district, and she plans to eclipse 100 by the primary. “I’m absolutely delighted by Mayor Stoney’s endorsement, and I’d attribute it to Abigail’s tireless outreach efforts,” claimed Spanberger’s campaign manager Dana Bye. “She has done an incredible job of getting her message out, and has moved throughout the district, meeting thousands of people and having meaningful conversations everywhere she goes. I’ve never seen anything like it. She’s really earned this level of recognition.”
Election Day for the Democratic Primary is Tuesday, June 12. The Spanberger campaign encourages all to visit abigailspanberger.com/absentee-request for information on voter registration and absentee voting requirements.