From an article published June 22, 2011, in the Sun-Gazette newspaper in northern Virginia:
The Independent Green Party is fielding challengers to Dels. Bob Brink (D-48th) and Patrick Hope (D-47th).
Janet Murphy, who will take on Brink in the 48th, is described on the party’s Web site as a Realtor, and serves on the central committee of Independent Greens of Virginia. Jennifer Stanley has filed petitions to run against Hope in the 47th.
UPDATE: Additional material from the Independent Greens:
Media release from CAREY CAMPBELL <firstname.lastname@example.org>
distributed Wed, Jun 15, 2011
Independent Green Party of Virginia Press Release
Janet Murphy, Independent Green Party of Virginia, files for state legislature, House of Delegates in the 48th District.
Janet Murphy, a realtor,and mother, is 58 years old. Ms Murphy has a Masters degree in Psychology. “We need “More Trains, Less Traffic”, said Murphy.
Murphy calls for building High Speed Rail across Virginia, the Columbia Pike light rail through Arlington to Fairfax County. Rail saves lives. Rail cuts dependence on foreign oil. Rail creates jobs, grows the economy, and creates revenue. Virginia needs rail jobs now!
It is a busy election year in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Almost 1,000 local and state offices will be on the ballot. Virginia will elect all 100 members of the House of Delegates, and 40 members of the State Senate.
Janet Murphy is the first Independent Green Party of Virginia candidate to file for office in 2011. Ms Murphy is leading the Independent Green Party recruitment effort for “More Chicks in Politics”.
Other Independent Green Party candidates with petition drives underway include Jennifer Stanely, House of Delegates 47th district, Gail “for Rail” Parker, Andrea Ochoa, Dr. Katherine Petigrew, Dr. Catherine Clark, Angie Kolozas, and Peter Marchetti.
Janet Murphy urges women across Virginia to join the Independent Green Party and run for office to get “More Chicks in Green Politics” in 2011.
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