ENDORSEMENTS

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe

“I proudly endorse Parisa Dehghani-Tafti for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Arlington and Falls Church City deserve a progressive, reform-minded Commonwealth’s Attorney who is committed to protecting all residents and improving outcomes for chronically underserved populations, which makes everyone safer.

Parisa understands that prosecutors must be even-handed, forward-looking, and open to new ideas and ways to make communities safe and promote justice for all. That’s why I am proud to endorse Parisa.”

Del. Marcus Simon

“I enthusiastically endorse Parisa Dehghani-Tafti for Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington and the City of Falls Church. Her many years of experience fighting to right wrongs in the criminal justice system make her the best person to identify flaws in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office and take bold and thoughtful action to fix them.  As Delegate for the City of Falls Church, I look forward to working with Parisa to build a fairer criminal justice system that represents our community’s values.”

Former Chairman, Arlington County Board
J. Walter Tejada

“I’m proud to endorse Parisa Dehghani-Tafti for Commonwealth’s Attorney. While serving on the Arlington County Board, I worked to make our local justice system fairer by establishing the Office of the Public Defender.  Parisa holds the same values as our community and will work to make our criminal justice system more effective, and keep us safe as our top prosecutor.”

Former Federal Prosecutor/2017 Candidate for Lt. Gov. Gene Rossi

“For close to thirty years, I had a front row seat in our system of justice. I learned in those decades by training and working with thousands of prosecutors (federal and state) that we had incredible power and broad discretion. However, I also learned that although that daunting authority had to be used very aggressively at times to protect our communities and vulnerable victims, it had to be tempered by wisdom, fairness, and, equally important, compassion.  Parisa has exceptional intelligence and experience in criminal justice matters to infuse the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office with a sense of mission and purpose that will be bold, visionary, and inspirational. I proudly endorse Parisa.”

ORGANIZATIONS

INDIVIDUALS

Carol Fontein

Charley Conrad

Kip Malinosky, Former Arlington Democrats Chair

Jacki Wilson

Juliet Hiznay

Mark Riley

Eric Lotke

Heather and Erich Keppler

Nicole Lewis

Jessica Mott

Keith Oberg

Cindy Cunningham

Lisa Sockett and Andy Joskow

Kathleen Murray

Zakiya Worthey

Whytni Kernodle, Esq.

David Fitzgerald

Meredith Sumpter

John Chandler

Kevin Smith

Mark Teel

Steven and Megan Hauber

Michael Angeloni

Wilma Jones

Christine Searle

Deborah Bernick

Carol Burnett

Sue Carruthers

Roxaneh Chamlou

Jean Christensen

Arianna Zoghi

Tim Dempsey

Louis Drummond

Rose Pinon Fabia

Ann Felker

Laila Zoghi

Catherine Giovannoni

Michelle Woolley

Christine Gregory

Angela Hall

Alice Margaret Hogan

Herschel Kanter

Detta Kissel

Susan Landfield

Jennifer Mazarr

Chuck Morley

Sue Mosher

Maeve and John O’Higgins-Harris

Carmela Ormando

Naomi Pena

Nick Penning

John and Carol Reeder

Mark Riley

John Ross

Bobby Rozen

Laura Saul Edwards

Kathy Jo Schwartz

Arlene Spinelli

Larry Spinelli

Elaine Squeri

Amy Stitzel

Ann Unitas

Naomi Verdugo

Eleanor Wilson

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