A group of Democratic lawmakers from Virginia on Thursday will unveil a 2,800-signature petition demanding expansion of background checks for gun purchasers, in the wake of a summer of violence that included the shootings of two journalists and a tourism official in Roanoke.
Being unopposed doesn’t mean coasting to November, Del. Rip Sullivan said as he kicked off his first bid for re-election.
“No one here can relax. We have a big job ahead of us – [to] work to elect lots and lots of other Democrats,” Sullivan (D-48th) said at the July 1 meeting of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, where he officially announced plans to run for re-election.
Were he to depart from his new position now – unlikely though that may be – Del. Rip Sullivan would leave the General Assembly undefeated.
Sullivan (D-48th), who was elected in an August special election, is 1-for-1 in legislation, having seen the state Senate on Nov. 10 agree to a measure approved by the House of Delegates on Sept. 18.
Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) has a new day job.
Sullivan has joined the Arlington law firm Bean, Kinney & Korman as a shareholder. He previously was affiliated with Reed Smith.