Incumbent Democrat Alfonso Lopez maintains a significant cash-on-hand advantage over his Republican challenger in the 49th House District, the only competitive legislative race in Arlington this year.
Lopez had $24,429 on hand at the end of the most recent filing period in late June, according to figures reported by Virginia Public Access Project. That compares to $1,186 for Adam Roosevelt.
For the month of June, Lopez raised $10,709 and spent $28,507 – $25,000 of which was given to the Virginia House Democratic caucus – while Roosevelt took in $490, lent himself $1,500 and spent $1,363.
The 49th District includes much of Arlington along and south of the Columbia Pike corridor, as well as adjacent areas in Fairfax County. It is considered a Democratic stronghold.
The three other House of Delegates members whose districts include Arlington – Dels. Patrick Hope (D-47th), Rip Sullivan (D-48th) and Mark Levine (D-45th) – are unopposed.