February 19, 2019

VIENNA, VA – Virginia Sen. Scott Surovell has endorsed Democrat Tim Chapman for Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Since 2016, Sen. Surovell has represented Virginia’s 36th Senatorial District, which encompasses portions of Fairfax, Prince William and Stafford Counties.

“As your former Chair of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, a former Caucus Chair of the House of Delegates, now Minority Whip in the Virginia Senate and lifelong resident of Fairfax County, I have worked hard to advance policies that uplift all Virginians, and to recruit and elect Democratic candidates who will do the same,” Surovell said. “I support Tim Chapman because I strongly feel that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has not adopted policies consistent with the expectations, priorities, and values of Fairfax County residents over the last decade.”

“Tim believes we must do better and with a commonsense progressive agenda, we can do better,” Surovell added. “While Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest counties in America, it has underfunded the County schools that educated me, my father, and my children, cut benefits and underpaid County employees, left tens of millions on the table for free preschool, failed to adopt any meaningful carbon reduction strategies, and ignored a crisis in affordable housing.  We must have leaders that will tackle our local challenges head on instead of pointing fingers and engaging in blame shifting. Tim truly understands the needs of all of Fairfax County residents, not just those with the means to have their voice heard, and is the only candidate with the ability to win this race and set a new course for the County. I hope you will join me in supporting Tim Chapman for Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of one of the Democratic party’s top leaders in Virginia,” said Chapman. “I look forward to working hard to earn the votes of all the citizens of Fairfax County.”

Senator Surovell’s full statement can be found here.