By Lynn R. Mitchell
Republican candidate Craig Parisot won the fire house primary held Saturday to fill the 34th House District seat is being vacated by Delegate Barbara Comstock who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the November election. Parisot, an Air Force veteran, had been supported by former Governor George Allen and former Congressman Tom Davis.
The special election to complete Delegate Comstock’s term will be held on January 6, 2014.
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Bill Howell (R-Stafford) sent congratulations to Parisot:
“Congratulations to Craig and his campaign team on securing the Republican nomination,” said Speaker Howell. “Following in the footsteps of a proven leader like Barbara Comstock is an almost impossible task, but Craig is up for the challenge. He is an energetic community leader, entrepreneur and third-generation veteran. Craig’s business experience, passion for service and keen understanding of the issues facing Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties will make him a strong member of the House of Delegates. I look forward to having him join our ranks in Richmond next year.
“I also want to thank Al Johnson for his willingness to serve and participation in the process. We were fortunate to have multiple great candidates, and I am confident that Al will continue to be successful in everything he pursues.”
For more information on Craig Parisot, see Craig Parisot for Delegate in 34th House District.