Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday endorsed Penelope A. “Penny” Gross for re-election as Mason District Supervisor, citing her results-oriented, pragmatic, common-sense approach to governing. Gross is seeking the Democratic nomination for a sixth term as Mason District’s representative to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors over first-time challenger Jessica Swanson. The primary election will be held on June 9, 2015. In a statement, McAuliffe said Gross “shares my belief in a pragmatic, common-sense approach to governing…and she gets results. Penny’s leadership is what we need on the local level as we continue to diversify and strengthen Virginia’s economy.”
Others who have endorsed Gross to date include Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly, Sharon Bulova, chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, three sitting state senators and ten state delegates.