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Despite being in a district that gave President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) 53 percent of the vote in 2012, [[Republican]] incumbent [[Scott Lingamfelter]]'s history of defeating challengers works in favor of the [[Republican]]s holding this seat. Lingamfelter won in 2011 with 59 percent of the vote after his uncontested re-election bid in 2009. Democrats, including the Democracy for America PAC, pushed City of Alexandria general services director and volunteer fire fighter McPike as an alternative, but observers suggested this race, while worth watching, would likely result in victory for the Republicans.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2810-jeremy-mcpike-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Jeremy McPike for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
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Despite being in a district that gave President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) 53 percent of the vote in 2012, [[Republican]] incumbent [[Scott Lingamfelter]]'s history of defeating challengers worked in favor of the [[Republican]]s holding this seat. Lingamfelter won in 2011 with 59 percent of the vote after his uncontested re-election bid in 2009. Democrats, including the Democracy for America PAC, pushed City of Alexandria general services director and volunteer fire fighter McPike as an alternative, but observers suggested this race, while worth watching, would result in a victory for the Republicans.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2810-jeremy-mcpike-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Jeremy McPike for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Jeremy McPike
Jeremy McPike.jpg
Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 31
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sGeorge Mason University
Master'sGeorge Mason University
Personal
ProfessionDirector of General Services
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeremy McPike was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 31 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

McPike received his B.A. in Government and Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University. He is currently the Director of General Services for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. McPike also volunteers with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department.[2]

Issues

Campaign Themes

2013

McPike's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Reduce Traffic

"Extend Metro to Woodbridge, extend VRE to Warrenton, and make road improvements a priority again. As your Delegate I will fight for getting our fair share of transportation money."

  • Protect Our Schools

"We need to ensure the state is a partner to help fund police officers, to not only help protect our schools, but create early mentors and relationships with students. School Resource Officers are an important component of protecting our schools."

  • Invest in Schools

"Ensure schools have the resources they need and that teachers can teach students individually, not just teach to a test. Our standing as an economic engine is dependent on what we invest into future generations. Critical thinking skills have been and will be the key to building Virginia as a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics."

  • Create Jobs Closer to Home

"Provide tax breaks and incentives for local small businesses that allow people to work closer to home. As your Delegate, I will fight for promoting small businesses, creation of jobs closer to home and telecommuting incentives."

  • Government Accountability and Transparency

"We need a bi-partisan system using the resources of our universities and demographers to provide representative districts based on communities of interest – not gerrymandering. As your Delegate I will fight for this change before the 2020 census and redistricting process."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

McPike ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 31. McPike was unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Scott Lingamfelter (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Despite being in a district that gave President Barack Obama (D) 53 percent of the vote in 2012, Republican incumbent Scott Lingamfelter's history of defeating challengers worked in favor of the Republicans holding this seat. Lingamfelter won in 2011 with 59 percent of the vote after his uncontested re-election bid in 2009. Democrats, including the Democracy for America PAC, pushed City of Alexandria general services director and volunteer fire fighter McPike as an alternative, but observers suggested this race, while worth watching, would result in a victory for the Republicans.[5][6][7]

Personal

McPike and his wife, Sharon, have three kids. They currently reside in Dale City, Virginia.[2]

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