Parents of Slain TV Reporter Campaign for Jeremy McPike

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments | News
Jeremy McPike with Parker's parents:

Jeremy McPike meets with Andy and Barbara Parker, parents of Alison Parker, in Woodbridge, to discuss gun violence in the United States. 

Submitted by the Jeremy McPike campaign.

The parents of Alison Parker, the Roanoke television reporter killed in an on-air shooting in August, were in Woodbridge Sunday to campaign for Jeremy McPike, the Democratic candidate for the hotly contested 29th District state Senate race.

“We’re spending all of our time here working with candidates like Jeremy who can make a difference,” said Andy Parker.

“As a first responder who has seen firsthand the toll gun violence takes on our community, I applaud and am humbled by the courage of the Parkers in speaking out for common-sense gun safety reform, like universal background checks,” said Jeremy McPike. “It’s going to take leaders who aren’t afraid of standing up for families and neighborhoods and not kowtowing to the NRA.”

Senate District 29 is expected to be a closely contested election, and has already attracted over $1,000,0000 in spending on both sides.  The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has endorsed Republican Hal Parrish, and has spent over$40,000 on advertising, mailings and staff time. This week the NRA will be hosting a phone bank in support of Republican Hal Parrish at the Prince William Republican headquarters.

Barbara and Andy Parker campaign with Jeremy McPike.

Barbara and Andy Parker campaign with Jeremy McPike, supporting his stance on gun safety and background checks. 

Jeremy McPike, the Democratic nominee for Senate District 29, was born and raised in Prince William County and worked his way through school at George Mason University as a construction laborer. As a parent with children in public schools and the husband of a breast cancer survivor, Jeremy is eager to get to work on the problems we all face. In the State Senate, McPike will work to invest in and reform education and fight for our region’s fair share of transportation money to reduce gridlock.

Jeremy McPike is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department and has been endorsed by the Prince William County Professional Firefighters (Local 2598) and several other firefighter locals. He has been endorsed by Americans for Responsible Solutions, the Virginia Education Association, the Prince William Education Association, Take Action Virginia, Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VA LCV), and many other organizations and leaders.

Virginia State Senate District 29 covers Manassas, Manassas Park and portions of Prince William County. In 2013, the district elected Governor Terry McAuliffe with 57 percent of the vote and in 2012 reelected President Obama with 63 percent.

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