Thank you, Alexandria

I wanted to take a second to say, “thank you,” to the entire City of Alexandria.

While I fell short, I was able to gain so many new friends, learn so much more about this great City and meet so many wonderful people. All along, I was able to call on friends for support from places like Winchester, Dickenson, Richmond, Norfolk and, of course, right here in Alexandria. I am also incredibly proud of the campaign we were able to run. Our campaign team and volunteers worked incredibly hard, making thousands of phone calls and knocking on over 7,000 doors.

I also want to say something about the winners from last night: this is a fantastic group of dedicated, progressive leaders who I trust to be my members on City Council. I am incredibly proud that Alexandria Democrats chose John Chapman, Justin Wilson, Del Pepper, Paul Smedberg, Tim Lovain and Allison Silberberg to represent them in November. I’ll do everything I can to help that slate and I hope you’ll join me in that effort.

Thank you, Alexandria. It was a fun ride.


Sierra Club Endorses Holihan

The Mount Vernon Group of the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Sean Holihan for Alexandria City Council on June 6th, citing Holihan’s “clear understanding and support for walkable communities.”

The Sierra Club based their endorsement on the answers to questionnaires and interviews with the executive committee of the Mount Vernon Group. The questionnaire considered candidates’ views on the group’s environmental priorities for Alexandria, such as promoting walking, bicycling and transit use and promoting clean energy options. It also asked for the candidates’ opinions on issues like the Beauregard Small Area Plan, the redevelopment of the city’s waterfront and the Potomac Yard Metro station.

Read more about their endorsements here:

Holihan For Council Picks Up Major Endorsements

Alexandria, VA – Today, the Sean Holihan for City Council campaign announced the
endorsements of over 10 community leaders.

  • Vice Mayor Kerry Donley
  • Councilman Rob Krupicka
  • Senator Dick Saslaw
  • Former Alexandria Councilman David Speck
  • Former Alexandria Councilman Lonnie Rich
  • Former Chief of Police David Baker
  • Democratic Caucus Chair Delegate Mark Sickles
  • Delegate Scott Surovell
  • Delegate David Englin
  • Sherriff Dana Lawhorne
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Sengel Read the rest of this entry

Holihan for Council Raises $25,000 in First Quarter of 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Today the Holihan for City Council campaign announced it’s fundraising total from the first quarter of 2012. Holihan raised an impressive $25,000, bringing the total raised for the campaign to over $37,000.

“We have been out knocking doors, talking to voters and standing up for progressive values,” said Holihan (D). “When you run a campaign folks can believe in, that translates into strong support and fundraising. I’m proud of the work we are doing, however, what counts more than anything is voters’ confidence on June 12th.”  Read the rest of this entry

Holihan Secures Public Safety Officials’ Endorsements

Alexandria, VA. — Today, the Sean Holihan for City Council campaign announced the endorsements of Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Commonwealth Attorney Randy Sengel.

“Sean understands the needs of public safety and will be a strong advocate for us,” said Lawhorne. “I proudly endorse him to be on the City Council.”

Dana Lawhorne has been serving the City of Alexandria as its Sheriff since 2005. He previously served 27 years in the Alexandria Police Department’s Uniformed Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions. Read the rest of this entry

Gordon Quits City Council Race, Endorses Sean Holihan

Candidate also leaves Alexandria Republican City Committee citing incumbent Independent Alicia Hughes as the reason for his departure from the committee.

Alexandria, VA — Republican Alexandria City Council candidate Scott Gordon abruptly resigned from the race for a seat in City Hall on Tuesday evening, citing a family medical issue and endorsed a Democrat for council.

“This is 100 percent due to an emerging family medical issue,” Gordon told Patch. “There is no other reason. Family above all else comes first.”

Gordon made the announcement on his website.

“I urge you seriously to consider—as I make this endorsement—to fully support both physically and financially Mr. Sean Holihan, a member of the Alexandria Democratic Committee,” Gordon wrote. “Sean is trustworthy, loyal, caring, sympathetic, intelligent and a real civics expert. I believe no other candidate, Incumbent or otherwise, is more suited to serve on the City Council.” Read the rest of this entry

Holihan Cites Changing Demographics, Fast Growth as Catalysts for Council Run

Citing the rapid pace of change in the city, needed support for its vulnerable populations and problems percolating in Richmond, City Council candidate Sean Holihan kicked off his campaign with a Sunday launch party on Prince St.

“There’s a lot of change happening in the city…There’s development in every sector of the city,” Holihan said, adding that he was prompted to run for a place on the dais to “protect the most vulnerable among us” who have diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Read the rest of this entry

Delegate David Englin Endorses Sean for Council

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Today, the Holihan for City Council campaign announced the endorsement of Delegate David Englin, who has represented the east end of Alexandria in the Virginia House of Delegates for the past six years. Englin released the following statement of support:

“Sean Holihan is a hardworking progressive whose years of public policy experience in the General Assembly and active work improving Alexandria have prepared him to serve our community well. I’ve worked closely with Sean in Richmond and in Alexandria. Especially with more challenging local budget years ahead, Alexandrians can trust Sean’s judgment. He will be a champion for Alexandria’s underdogs and will make tough, smart decisions on City Council that will protect and improve quality of life for all Alexandrians.”

Get more at this link

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Join Sean’s Fight for Progressive Values

During these tough economic times,
we need leaders who will fight for our
values. I’ll protect education funding and
fight to improve Alexandria’s schools. I’ll
preserve affordable housing and ensure
Alexandria is a city for everyone, where
leaders listen to all citizens before
making tough decisions.

I know what it’s like to fight for the
underdog – I’ve spent my career fighting
for Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens.
I work at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
where I spend every day defending
against the Republicans’ war on women.

I will champion our shared values and
fight for what matters on City Council.
It’s how I was raised, and it’s what
makes me a Democrat.

-Sean Holihan


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