VA-8: Congressman Greg Meeks has endorsed Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille to fill retiring Rep. Jim Moran’s seat. Meeks is the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC. Mayor Euille has been the Mayor of Alexandria, VA since 2003. There are currently 26 former Mayors in Congress, if Euille was elected he could join a group of over 30 former Mayors who are U.S. Representatives.
May 23, 2014
MAYOR BILL EUILLE ENDORSED BY CONGRESSMAN MEEKS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) endorsed Mayor Bill Euille yesterday for the U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District seat in Virginia to be vacated by Congressman Jim Moran.
“I am proud to give my endorsement to a candidate who is a local and community leader, who has a strong business background and who will truly be an asset in Congress. As the Mayor of Alexandria since 2003, Bill Euille knows how to get things done,” Representative Meeks stated.
Representative Meeks is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee and is the former chairman of the Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade. He currently is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. He was appointed to the Committee on International Relations and is a prominent member of the Congressional Black Caucus, where he also servers as the CBC PAC Chair.
The 8th District Democratic Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 10th.
“I am ecstatic and humbled to be endorsed by Congressman Gregory Meeks,” Bill Euille stated. “He has a rich legacy of leadership and I look forward to joining him in the U.S. House of Representatives.”
“I am running for Congress because I want all of our children to have the same opportunities that I’ve had,” Euille continued. “As the candidate who has continuously worked to serve the entire region of Northern Virginia, I look forward to continuing to give back to the 8th District.”