Letter to the Editor: Time for a Change

Letter to the Editor: Time for a Change

As a lifelong Democrat and progressive, I, and many of my neighbors, are pleased to see Del. Mark Levine challenged in his bid to represent us in the House of Delegates.

Karen Graf — or another qualified candidate — would be a welcome change to Mr. Levine's bombastic style and pie-in-the-sky focus on issues that are not a priority for the citizens of Alexandria. The citizens of Alexandria care about improving our schools, being a welcoming community, and maintaining our quality of life — particularly for our children. Spending time on zany proposals like marijuana legalization and in heated arguments with politicians on national TV does nothing to advance our local interests.

Levine should be commended for his public service thus far, but it's time for a change.

Rafael Lemaitre