JOHN'S ENDORSEMENTS

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."

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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."

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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!"

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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

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Read about the Collective PAC and the endorsement here

Local 26, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

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1Planet

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"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

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"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

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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

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"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."

Sierra Club

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"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

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Hopkins House

“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.”

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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.”