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Lavern Chatman Wins African-American Leadership Council of Arlington Straw Poll

Arlington, Va. – Lavern Chatman won tonight’s African-American Leadership Council of Arlington’s straw poll, defeating all Democratic and Republican contenders vying to replace Congressman Jim Moran in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. Chatman is the only woman on the ballot running in the June 10 democratic primary.

“With three weeks to go, our campaign continues to build momentum,” said Chatman. “As the only woman running on the ballot, tonight’s win shows that voters of the 8th District believe it’s time for a fresh perspective in Washington. In Congress, I will continue to be a voice for women and working families.”

The African-American Leadership Council of Arlington (AALCA) hosted tonight’s candidate forum and straw poll held at Mount Zion Baptist Church, one of the first black churches in Arlington County. Chatman received 21% of the total votes cast for the seven Democrats and one Republican in the race.