Gail “for Rail” Leads Independent Greens Challenging
NoVa Incumbent Delegates
September 1, 2013
“for Rail” Parker (43rd District) urges extending the Yellow/Blue Metro Lines as priority/set-up for statewide
High-Speed Rail. She is challenging a six-term incumbent in a district covering parts of Alexandria to Lorton.
Terry Modglin (49th District) emphasizes Metrorail service between East Falls Church and
Pentagon City with potential stations at the Seven Corners Area and Skyline. “These stations will boost the economic
future of the Arlington-Seven Corners Area and reduce congestion.” Terry is facing a first term incumbent in a district
covering parts of Arlington from Pentagon City to Seven Corners.
third solo Independent Green Party challenger to a Northern Virginia incumbent is Annandale resident Jim Leslie (38th District).
Col. Leslie (USMC, retired) is a realtor running for the second time to reduce apathy. “No matter whether you agree
with the incumbent or not, they should never have an uncontested reelection.”
The Independent Greens (IGVA) have endorsed a total of 15 independents across Virginia that have one-on-one
challenges to an incumbent. They also support Libertarian Laura Delhomme who has a one-on-one race against an Arlington incumbent
Delegate (47th Distict).
Not affiliated with any other
“Green” party in the US, the IGVA is led by Parker’s 9th straight year earning a spot on the Virginia ballot.
Designated as IG candidate each time, she continues to advocate for rail as a solution to our fossil fuel dependency and as
a national security concern. During that stretch, she has succeeded in making the ballot to run for the General Assembly,
US Senate, Congress and Board of Supervisors with the approach that “running is winning”.
Gail has long developed her rail advocacy credentials since qualifying for the statewide
ballot for the US Senate in 2006 and 08. She points out that, “Rail benefits communities in so many ways: home values
located near rail increase in value. In contrast, homes near interstate highways decrease in value.
“Current federal policies offer an 80% federal subsidy to local authorities for building
roads. Conversely, federal taxpayers are only responsible for 20% of rail expansion.”
Gail continues, “That is why it is important to elect rail advocates to both federal
and state-level offices. We need More Trains, Less Traffic. We need to build Rail NOW! And move rapidly to alternative energy
sources that are renewable and sustainable, sources that are not used up in consumption.”
Calling themselves Fiscally Conservative - Socially Responsible, the Independent
Green Party provides more details on their website: www.VoteJoinrun.us.