Republicans Choose Candidate for Comstock’s Seat

The Washington Post is reporting that Virginia Republicans have chosen McLean business executive Craig Parisot as their candidate in the special election to replace Barbara Comstock who was elected to Congress.

In the firehouse primary Parisot beat out fellow McLean business consultant Allen Johnson with 58 percent of the vote.

Parisot is set to face Democrat Kathleen Murphy, who nearly beat Comstock in the  original race for the seat. The special election is set for January 6th.

Currently Parisot serves as the chief executive of Aperio International consulting group in Washington and is also the president of the Fairfax philanthropy group.

“We ran a really professional, well-organized positive campaign,” Parisot stated. “I think the voters of the 34th district really came out and let us know that’s how they want to see us get things done.”

Parisot said he has plans to campaign on economic issues and he aims to diversify Northern Virginia’s economy specifically.

The 34th district encompasses Fairfax and Loudoun counties and is a fairly wealthy area that is a home to many federal contractors, government employees and other residents with ties to Washington.

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