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Saturday, May 18, 2013

TERRY MODGLIN - Independent Green Party - on ballot




May 17, 2013


Terry Modglin 202-270-3083

Jean O’Neil 301-641-3403


Terry Modglin of the Independent Green Party of Virginia has gained sufficient signatures to qualify for the General Election ballot on November 5 in the 49th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.   Modglin has confirmed this in telephone conversations with two election officials.  His qualification for the ballot will be complete with the submission of his Statement of Economic Interest, which he mailed to the Clerk of the House of Delegates today. Since 2001 only one other candidate other than a Democrat has been on the General Election ballot for the 49th District seat.  That candidate was Ron Fisher of the Independent Green Party in 2007, when Mr. Fisher garnered 19.2% of the vote.


Modglin says he is determined to put together the necessary numbers of supporters and voters to win in November.  “Participation and competition in our election process is key to transparency and progress,” Modglin said.  “But I am resolved to run a vigorous and open campaign that will be truly competitive.  Despite the numbers from past General Elections, I am convinced that I reflect the values and experiences of the people of District 49 and that I can show the people that I will dig into issues and be a strong, independent voice for them in the House of Delegates.  I believe that the Independent Green Party’s messages of “More Rail, Less Traffic” and “Fiscally Conservative, Socially Responsible” are perfect for this time in Northern Virginia’s history.”


“My campaign is about the quality of life that I think is challenged in Northern Virginia right now.  We have been fortunate to be a leading area for growth, development, and education but we have to adjust our thinking to new realities and think outside the box for solutions.  That is why my campaign is about the quality of life in District 49 and why public safety, transportation, education, and employment are key issues in the campaign, because these things affect our daily life.  And, to be sure, the defenseless – the unborn, the elderly, the impoverished, should be equally able to have a quality of life and life itself.”


Responding to the question as to whether he has a chance to win, Modglin responded “This is more than a message campaign.  I am the underdog, yes, and I would compare the race to an eighth-place seed in the tournament playing the first-place seed.  But you know what, almost every year there is at least one upset with the eighth-place team beating the top dog.  That’s what I am determined to do.  To do that I need every potential voter who will find that he or she shares my perspectives and positions to come out and vote.”


Modglin was raised in Saint Louis, Missouri in a family with eight children who lived in public housing and poverty part of that time.  He won a scholarship to Georgetown University and after graduation served four years as a U.S. Army officer, including 20 months in Vietnam. He has lived in Northern Virginia for 40 years following his Army service.  His leading career roles included 25 years as a national manager of youth and municipal crime prevention programs and five years as the Staff Director with substantial policy work for a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee.  He has been involved in public policy issues all of those years, but he is also proud that he has worked and continues to work in all kinds of jobs and roles.  “That gives me the understanding and the seasoning to represent all the people,” he says.  Over several decades Modglin has taken on leadership roles in numerous non-profit organizations, including those with the military association of the unit with which he served in Vietnam.  He has coached recreational basketball in the City of Falls Church program for the last 26 years. He has two children and five grandchildren.       




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