ENDORSEMENTS FROM ALEXANDRIA ELECTED LEADERS
U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
"I've known John for many years. He has served our City with distinction as a member of City Council. And I'm proud to endorse him. John is committed to our City, committed to our community. As a fellow Alexandrian, I am proud to call him my City Council member."
Dick Saslaw, Virginia Senate Majority Leader
"John is the kind of leader who is interested in getting the job done and keeping Alexandria on top as one of the best run cities in America."
Adam Ebbin, Virginia Senator from the 30th District
Justin Wilson, Mayor of Alexandria
"I have had the privilege of serving along side John Chapman for nearly 9 years. John is firmly committed to serving the residents of his home town. He has been a champion of affordable housing, our schools and those who often don't have a voice. We need John on the City Council!"
Greg Parks, Alexandria Clerk of Court
ENDORSEMENTS FROM OTHER ELECTED LEADERS
Andrea Bailey, Prince William County Supervisor
Phyllis J. Randall, Loudoun County Board Chair
Koran T. Saines, Loudoun County Supervisor
Derrick Wood, Mayor of Dumfries
ENDORSEMENTS FROM FORMER ELECTED LEADERS
Rob Krupicka, Former Alexandria Delegate and Council Member
"John is an invaluable member of the city council. From helping small businesses to education and housing, he is the leader we need to get through Covid and thrive."
David Speck, Former Delegate and Councilman
Kerry Donley, Former Mayor of Alexandria and City Council Member
Bill Euille, Former Alexandria Mayor
"I am honored and proud to endorse John for another term on City Council. John has served with dignity and a sense of compassion. He is not only a leader, but he also is an excellent listener, a dynamic legislator on many topics, and above a a team player, he's a strong voice for small businesses, housing affordability, education and growing our economy."
Ludwig Gaines, Former Alexandria City Council Member
Lonnie Rich, Former Alexandria City Council Member
Paul Smedberg, Former Alexandria City Council Member, Current Chair of WMATA
Bill Campbell, Former Alexandria School Board Member, 2021 Candidate for City Council
"John was a youngster when we met back in the mid-2000s. John served on the Youth Advisory Council while I served on the Early Education Commission. Together we helped to merge the two commissions. I voted for John in 2012 when he was first elected to council and I've voted for him each successive and successful term. John has served our city admirably and I'm grateful that he continues to offer his services towards improving outcomes and conditions for all Alexandrians."
Ronnie Campbell, Former Alexandria School Board Member
Karen Graf, Former Alexandria School Board Chair and Member
Stephanie Kapsis, Former School Board Member
The Honorable Gwendolyn Hubbard Lewis, Former Alexandria School Board Member
"John always takes time to help. Even though he's busy with a full time job, full time family, a part-time business, etc., he will still stop to help anyone. Alexandria City is better when Councilman John Chapman is on Board. I too am a lifelong resident and elected official of Alexandria City and I trust John to fight for the people and to be on the side of equitable policies, better job opportunities, affordable housing for working residents and getting Alexandria citizens vaccinated."
ENDORSEMENTS FROM COMMUNITY LEADERS
Jen Atkins, Former Chair, Alexandria Park & Recreation Commission
Carter Batey, Former Chair, Alexandria Social Services Advisory Board
Marcia Call, Citizen Activist
Lynnwood Campbell, Community Activist
Mark A. Cannady, Virginia Democrats Small Business Caucus (VADSBC) Chair
Michael Cook, Chair of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services Board
Michael J. Carrasco, Former Member, the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities
"I am proud to endorse John for City Council. John is a bold leader, who brings his skills as an excellent listener, strategic thinker and strong voice for government accountability, and better policies for all of Alexandria's residents. Alexandria is a better place because of all his work. Keep it up John!"
Bradley Halsey, Building Momentum
Glenn Hopkins, Hopkins House
Julie N. Jakopic, iLead Strategies
Jim Kapsis, Former Chair, Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission
Ben Klein, Former Chair, Alx Budget & Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
Bradley Halsey, Building Momentum
Glenn Hopkins, Hopkins House
Mindy Lyle, Member, Alexandria Planning Commission
Nate Macek, Chair, Alexandria Planning Commission
Laurie MacNamara, Citizen Activist
Jody Manor, Citizen Activist
Michelle Millben, Citizen Activist
Pat Miller, Citizen Activist
Judy Noritake, Former Chair, Alexandria Park & Recreation Commission
Jesse O’Connell, Chair, Alx Budget & Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee
ENDORSEMENTS FROM BUSINESS LEADERS
Katya Ananieva, She’s Unique
Mango Mike Anderson, HomeGrown Restaurant Group
Donna Anderson, HomeGrown Restaurant Group
Stephanie Babin, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Michael Babin, Neighborhood Restaurant Group
Bill Blackburn, HomeGrown Restaurant Group
Kathy Dalby, Pacers Running
Teal Dye, Lotus Blooms
Amy Eggers, Small Business Owner & Chair DRBA Marketing Committee
Maria Elizabeth, Salon deZen
Charlotte Hall, Local Business Leader
Ally Kirkpatrick, Old Town Books
Nicole McGrew, Threadleaf
Danielle Romanetti, fibre space
Amy Rutherford, Red Barn Mercantile + Penny Post
Scott Shaw, Alexandria Restaurant Partners
Matthew Sisk, Lost Dog Cafe - Alexandria
Chad F. Sparrow, Common Plate Hospitality / Mason Social
Kalle Thompson, Stitch Sew Shop
Victoria Vergason, The Hour
ENDORSEMENTS FROM ORGANIZATIONS
The Collective PAC
Read about the Collective PAC and the endorsement here.
Local 26, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
"We are pleased to announce our endorsement of your candidacy for Alexandria City Council. We ... selected the candidates who most closely shared our commitment to the environment and climate action."
Endorsement announcement here.
Northern Virginia Labor Federation Executive Board
"The Northern Virginia Labor Federation Executive Board voted to endorse you in the upcoming City Council primary. We very much appreciate your leadership on the Council, and admire your contributions to ensuring that Alexandria is an equitable and inclusive community. We look forward to continuing to partner with you to address the many challenges facing city residents, and we are excited about new opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprises as well as residents seeking careers in the skilled trades. Thank you for your support for prevailing wages and collective bargaining as well."
LiUNA Baltimore/Washington Laborers District Council
From the press release:
“We are pleased to continue to support incumbents Mayor Wilson, Councilmember John Taylor Chapman, and Councilmember Canek Aguirre,” said BWLDC Business Manager Julio Palomo. “They are committed to an agenda that puts working people front and center, including moving forward with ordinances to establish collective bargaining for city employees and prevailing wages on city public works projects.” Recent changes in state law have made it permissible for local jurisdictions to adopt collective bargaining and prevailing wage ordinances, and Mayor Wilson and Councilmembers Chapman and Aguirre have ensured that Alexandria is at the vanguard of these efforts.
Alexandria Firefighters Inc. IAFF Local 2141
"On behalf of the members of Alexandria Firefighters Inc. IAFF Local 2141, it is my privilege to inform you of our unanimous endorsement of you for Alexandria City Council. We have appreciated your support for public servants and their role in making for stronger and more thriving communities. Our membership believes that Alexandria will be stronger for all Alexandrians with your voice on the City Council. We look forward to your leadership in making for a more vibrant, safe, and equitable community."
"It's our pleasure to share the news that the Sierra Club – Virginia Chapter has endorsed your campaign for re-election to Alexandria City Council. Our endorsement decision is based on a review of your environmental record. We highly value your dedication to the protection of the natural resources of Alexandria, and we are confident that you will work to safeguard the quality of our climate, land, water and air."
From the press release:
" Chapman has been instrumental in supporting funds for renewable energy credits through the budget process. He has been a strong proponent of affordable housing, has supported electrification of vehicle fleets, worked for greener buildings, and supported a delay in approval of Taylor Run work."
Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association
“Hopkins House thanks and congratulates all candidates running for Alexandria Mayor and City Council for illustrating that early childhood education is a priority. We also recognize Canek Aguirre, Sarah Bagley, John Chapman, Alyia Gaskins, Kevin Harris, Kirk McPike, Meronne Teklu, and Justin Wilson for submitting answers that illustrated support for and understanding of all six public policy priorities championed by Hopkins House.”
Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
“Your commitment to the city and to working people in particular are clear and I look forward to talking and working with you further.”