VaNews for 2017 House of Delegates - District 34 - Regular General



DELEGATE ELECTIONS SMASHED FUNDRAISING RECORDS IN PRINCE WILLIAM

By ALEX KOMA, Inside NOVA

Prince William recorded the most expensive races for the House of Delegates in the county’s history in 2017, with candidates in each of the six contested races for the General Assembly’s lower chamber smashing records for previous fundraising efforts in those districts.

VaNews January 29, 2018



DELS. MURPHY, SIMON, SULLIVAN, KEAM RE-ELECTED TO NEW TERMS

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Sun Gazette

Local voters by hefty margins approved new terms Nov. 7 for all four state delegates representing McLean, Vienna, Great Falls, Oakton and Tysons.

VaNews November 8, 2017



DOWN-BALLOT DRAMA: 2017 GUIDE TO VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATE RACES

By JACK MOORE, WTOP

In addition to the high-profile race for governor and other statewide races, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a flurry of competitive races farther down the ballot: House of Delegate seats are also up for grabs Tuesday. This election features more competitive House races than at any time in the past two decades, and analysts say the usually local, low-key races are shaping up to be an early barometer of the national political climate nearly a year into Donald Trump’s presidency.

VaNews November 4, 2017



LOUDOUN LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS SAYS IT CAN’T GET GOP CANDIDATES TO PARTAKE IN PUBLIC FORUMS

By CHANTALLE EDMUNDS, Loudoun Times

The League of Women Voters of Loudoun County says it consistently had trouble this year contacting local Republican candidates to take part in public forums ahead of November's House of Delegates elections. The nonpartisan organization, which will mark its 100th birthday in 2020, had planned to hold two candidate forums this year, one in the west and one in the eastern part of the county, but representatives from the group say they weren't able to get the GOP candidates in the east to take part.

VaNews October 21, 2017



HOUSE DISTRICT 34 HAS SWUNG TO THE LEFT, THE RIGHT AND BACK AGAIN

By MICHAEL LEE POPE, Connection Newspapers

Northern Virginia’s wealthiest suburbs are also some of its most hotly contested battleground precincts, the House of Delegates district surrounding Great Falls that’s swung left and right and left again in recent years.

VaNews October 4, 2017



GOP’S BUFORD TAKING ON INCUMBENT MURPHY IN VIRGINIA’S 34TH HOUSE DISTRICT

By SOPHIE DESMOND, Loudoun Times

Democrat Kathleen Murphy was originally elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in January 2015 to represent the 34th District, which covers a swath of Fairfax and Loudoun counties along Route 7, shifting the district blue after Republican Barbara Comstock was elected to Congress. Republican challenger Cheryl Buford hopes to change that in the Nov. 7 election.

VaNews September 27, 2017



SURPRISING NUMBER OF GOP CANDIDATES IN FAVOR OF CLOSING GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE

By MICHAEL POPE , WVTF

A handful of Republican candidates challenging Democratic incumbents in Northern Virginia are taking a surprising stand on closing the gun show loophole, which allows unlicensed gun dealers to sell firearms without a background check. Republican challengers to Alfonso Lopez, Kathleen Murphy and Jennifer Boysko. They all say they would vote in favor of closing the gun show loophole. So would Lolita Mancheno-Smoak, the Republican running to fill the seat vacated by retiring Delegate Dave Albo.

VaNews September 25, 2017



REPUBLICAN BUFORD LAUNCHES 34TH DISTRICT CAMPAIGN

Loudoun Times

Vienna resident Cheryl Buford will challenge Democratic incumbent Kathleen Murphy in the House of Delegates 34th District contest this year. Buford, a Republican, is the vice president of Social Capital Valuations, which helps nonprofits measure their economic impact in the community, according to her campaign website. She previously worked for United Way of America and the U.S. Department of Education.

VaNews June 22, 2017