Congratulations John Cook
Cook Serves up Victory in Fairfax Special Election
Third time’s a charm for Republicans in Northern Virginia as John Cook wins Braddock District Supervisor seat in Fairfax County
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Woodbridge, Virginia - Republican John Cook accomplished what two prior Republicans in Northern Virginia special elections came very close to doing earlier this year, winning a seat in what pundits refer to as solidly Democratic Northern Virginia.
Recent special elections saw Republicans come heartbreakingly close to victory in Pat Herrity's campaign for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Joe Murray's campaign for the 46th House of Delegates seat vacated by Brian Moran. The third time, however, has proven to be the charm for the GOP in re-establishing itself on equal terms with the Democrats in vote-rich Northern Virginia.
"I want to congratulate John Cook, campaign chairman Tessie Wilson, campaign manager Kevin McNulty, deputy campaign manager Ben Bush, campaign political director Patrick Lee, communications director Stephen Spiker, and field operations director Ryan Thompson, for an absolutely fantastic campaign and for their historic win in yesterday's special election for Braddock Supervisor," said Delegate Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. "Not only did John win a seat Barack Obama carried by 57%, but his victory will make him the first Republican Supervisor from Braddock in a generation."
"This victory is a tribute to our hard-working Republican volunteers and activists in Fairfax County and across Northern Virginia. Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman Anthony Bedell and Supervisor Pat Herrity merit special recognition for their leadership in this effort. Also, the assistance of Rick Neel, Chris Craig, and Joe Underwood was critical for the campaign during the vote-counting process."
"John's victory and exceptional showing provides rock-solid proof for those who may still not have received the message that when Republicans run campaigns based on providing common sense solutions to the problems people face every day, we can win anywhere."