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Remembering the 2015 Campaign

Words of Support

Congressman Don Beyer has endorsed Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg for Mayor
Congressman Don Beyer has endorsed Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg for Mayor.

As a lifelong Democrat and as an Alexandrian, I am pleased to support Allison’s candidacy for mayor. Allison is a person of integrity with a vision for the future of our great city. I am confident that she will be ever present in our community, and will do her best to help Alexandria stay balanced and prosperous.

Congressman Don Beyer

I have known Allison Silberberg for over 30 years, and her values are progressive, Democratic values. Her mayoralty will reflect Alexandria’s values.

State Senator Adam Ebbin

A Voice of Reason.

Former Mayor/Former State Senator Patsy Ticer

I fully endorse Allison to be our next Mayor. She is ready, willing, and able to lead our great city.

Sheriff Dana Lawhorne

In June, Alexandrians showed their unhappiness with business as usual, when 12-year incumbent Mayor Bill Euille lost the Democratic primary. Fully 65 percent of primary participants voted against granting Euille a fifth term. Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, widely viewed as a change agent, emerged victorious from the three-way contest that also included former Mayor Kerry Donley by 312 votes...In the mayoral race, we believe that Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, by virtue of her hard fought and honestly won victory in the Democratic primary, has earned the right to serve as Alexandria’s mayor for the next three years.

The Alexandria Times

As Mayor, Allison Silberberg will preserve Alexandria's unique historical legacy, distinctive neighborhoods, and our beautiful riverfront, parks and open space, so that we never become just another suburb. While Allison supports thoughtful development, she is not beholden to the developers. She is dedicated to transparent government and improving the quality of life for all Alexandrians. On November 3rd, I will proudly cast my vote for Alexandria's Democratic nominee for Mayor Allison Silberberg and all six Democrats running for City Council. I urge my fellow Alexandrians to do the same.

Mark Levine, Democratic nominee for Virginia House of Delegates, 45th District

Allison is a visionary and an accomplished leader in Alexandria, and I support her because I know she’ll always put interests of the city first. I’ve seen the way Allison gives back to her city and community -- she is always fighting to improve the lives of those around her and she’ll bring that tenacity and integrity to Alexandria as mayor. I am proud that she is our Democratic nominee.

Susan Swecker, Chairwoman, Democratic Party of Virginia

The Executive Board and members of the Alexandria Firefighters Inc, IAFF Local 2141 are proud to announce our endorsement of Allison Silberberg for Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia. In a poll of our membership Vice Mayor Silberberg garnered an overwhelming 70% of the vote. Our members feel she has a strong grasp of the issues facing the City of Alexandria, a strong vision to move the City forward and truly cares about the well being of the firefighters, medics, fire marshals and other public safety personnel that work to keep the citizens of Alexandria safe day in and day out. We also feel that she is an honest candidate, with integrity and a strong desire to improve the City of Alexandria for the Residents, visitors and those who work to keep the City safe, as well as a desirable place to live, visit and work. For these reasons we hope you'll join us in our support of Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Alexandria Allison Silberberg, on election day November 3rd.

Alexandria Firefighters Inc, IAFF Local 2141

Endorsements

  • Congressman Don Beyer
  • The Alexandria Times
  • State Senator Adam Ebbin
  • Former Mayor/Former State Senator Patsy Ticer
  • Sheriff Dana Lawhorne
  • Mark Levine, Democratic Nominee for Virginia House of Delegates, 45th District
  • Susan Swecker, Chairwoman, Democratic Party of Virginia
  • Former School Board Member Eileen Cassidy Rivera
  • The Alexandria Committee of Police, Local 5
  • Alexandria Fire Fighters Inc, IAFF Local 2141
  • The Alexandria Political Action Committee for Education
  • LiUNA!
  • NOVA Labor Federation
  • LGBT Democrats of Virginia
  • The Alexandria Democratic Committee
  • Democrats for a Better Alexandria

Campaign Videos for 2015

Heartfelt thanks to the award-winning Double R Productions for their belief, commitment, and talent in creating this fantastic video. Rosemary Reeds ‘s remarkable generosity and friendship are deeply appreciated. Thanks to our Double R team: Hiwot Hailu, Flannery Wesson, Adeja Crearer, Catherine Baum, Paul Jamali, and Rosemary Reed.

Huge thanks to the award-winning Double R Productions for their friendship, talent in creating this beautiful video, and remarkable generosity. Thanks to the team: Rosemary Reed, Paul Jamali, Catherine Baum, Maxine Mendelovici, Hyoji Sun, Jessica Bouyer, and Delvakio Brown.

Allison Silberberg’s Platform for Mayor

You can count on Allison to:

  • Protect our neighborhoods.
  • Continue to preserve the Historic District – our jewel in the crown that we inherited and must safeguard for generations to come.
  • Fight for thoughtful, appropriate development that fits in, is to scale, and preserves our quality of life.
  • Rebuild the people’s trust.
  • Require more openness and transparency at City Hall. Hold fewer executive sessions.
  • Grow our city’s commercial tax base in a balanced way and diversify our economy so we are not as tied to the ups and downs of the federal government.
  • Stay focused on our city’s debt and structural imbalance between our revenues and expenditures. Staunch commitment to economic sustainability,
  • fiscal responsibility, and Alexandria’s AAA bond rating.
  • Support nonprofit developers who want to invest in our city’s affordable, workforce housing.
  • Fight for our libraries, seniors, the arts, and Open Space Fund.
  • Restore the set aside for the Open Space Fund.
  • Ensure that every citizen in our bountiful community has a fair and equal opportunity to share in all the amenities.
  • Proactively recruit entities and entrepreneurs to locate in Alexandria, as we did with the National Science Foundation. Innovation and science are key to our city’s future.
  • Require developers to adhere to their funding commitments for the new Potomac Yard Metro Stop.
  • Demand smart/creative development around mass transit.
  • Advocate for a pro-business approach with policies to keep and attract the creative class, which includes knowledge-based workers such as high tech leaders, innovators, scientists, and health care professionals.
  • Push for excellence in our schools. As a former educator, strong supporter of early education, smaller class size, tutoring, and apprenticeship programs for our city’s youth.
  • Pursue public-private partnerships and philanthropy to reach out to civic-minded citizens who believe in this national treasure called Alexandria.