Eileen Filler-Corn (D) Files For 41st House District

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

From the Virginia House Democratic Caucus:

Today, Eileen Filler-Corn announced that she would file the required paperwork to be a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 41st district. There will be a special election on March 2nd to fill the seat left vacant by Dave Marsden, who was elected to the Virginia State Senate last week.

A longtime resident of the 41st district, Eileen has extensive experience in state government and a long history of civic involvement at the local and state level.

Under Governor Tim Kaine, Eileen Filler-Corn served as Senior Advisor to the Governor for State and Federal Relations. Prior to that she was the Deputy Director for the Virginia Liaison Office for Governor Mark Warner during his entire term.

Eileen Filler-Corn stated, "Families in our area and all over Virginia have had to tighten their belts. In Richmond, I will help tighten the state's belt too, but I will do so without abandoning what makes Fairfax County unique, our world class schools. We cannot afford any further education cuts from Richmond. The Governor and the General Assembly must find ways to create jobs and improve our economy. We must also stay focused on transportation issues so families spend less time in traffic and more time with each other.

Eileen continued, "Too often people get elected then turn their attention to narrow ideological interests. As Delegate, my priority will always be the residents of the 41st District. In this campaign I look forward to a healthy debate on the issues that matter to our area."

U.S. Senator Mark Warner today said, "Eileen Filler-Corn was a valued member of my Administration as Governor and she will be a strong, moderate voice for the residents of the district. Eileen demonstrated a great ability at every opportunity to work with members of both parties to get the job done for Virginia. I am very happy to strongly support her candidacy for the House of Delegates."

Current State Senator Dave Marsden added, "I have known Eileen Filler-Corn for many years and I am proud to support her candidacy for the House of Delegates. Eileen has been very involved in our community, especially when it comes to our schools. She will be a great advocate for our area in Richmond."

Eileen has lived in the 41st District for 15 years and resides in Springfield with her husband Bob and their children Jeremy and Alana.