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Biographical Profile for Alfonso H. Lopez
Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 49th District, Virginia
Age: 44
Party: Democratic Party of Virginia
Phone: 571.241.5840
Address: 1201 S Barton St Unit 141
Arlington, VA 22204
Alfonso H. Lopez's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Alfonso Lopez is a lifelong Democrat and activist with nearly 20 years of Federal and Virginia legislative experience on issues critical to the people of Arlington and Fairfax. An Obama Administration political appointee, Kaine Administration cabinet-level appointee, and long-time environmental advocate, Alfonso has the passion and the practical experience to make the case for our values and needs in Richmond.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Alfonso and his wife, Sarah Zevin, live in Arlington with their son Aaron Rafael.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Alfonso graduated from Vassar College and received his law degree from Tulane University Law School. He was chosen as a 2003 Fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Alfonso served as the Assistant Administrator for Congressional and Legislative Affairs of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this position he led SBA efforts to enact legislative proposals in economic development, job creation, lending, contracting and innovation. He helped lead the SBA effort to pass the Small Business Jobs Act which successfully opened up the credit markets for small businesses and entrepreneurs and created $12 billion in tax relief for small business owners.

Alfonso served as Governor Kaine's Director of the Virginia Liaison Office in Washington, D.C. where he directed and supervised all Congressional and Federal Relations for the Commonwealth. He also served as the Governor's representative to the National Governors Association, Democratic Governors Association and the Southern Governors Association. Alfonso was the highest ranking Latino in the Kaine Administration. He also served as the Deputy Policy Director on Governor-Elect Kaine's Transition Team.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Alfonso has worked for several years on environmental issues at the Federal and State level. He worked for several years as a Federal environmental health advocate working on Clean Air, Safe Drinking Water, and Global Climate Change issues.

Alfonso has served on numerous Arlington and regional Boards and commissions. He served on the Arlington Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission from 2003 to 2006 - where he chaired the Health and Human Resources Committee and was a Member of the Public Safety Committee. He has also served as the Board Vice Chair of the Shirlington Employment and Education Center and the Board Co-Chair of the Arlington Veterans' Memorial YMCA. In 2006, he served on the Commonwealth Coalition's, Virginia State Advisory Board. He has been a Member of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's, Northern Virginia Regional Board since 2005.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Alfonso was twice elected the Deputy Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee. He has also served as the President of the Arlington Young Democrats and as an elected Steering Committee Member of the Democratic Party of Virginia. He is the immediate past-President of the Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia (DLOV). He is currently an elected At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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