Endorsed by

Congressman Gerry Connolly

“For more than a decade, James has worked with me to deliver results for Braddock. He worked to secure federal funds for our classrooms and critical transportation and infrastructure improvements in our community. As a local leader, he has mentored at-risk children and worked to create the “Make the Call” campaign to assist domestic violence victims. As Braddock Supervisor, James will be a bold new voice for progressive values like fighting climate change, continuing to provide world-class public schools, keeping our communities safe, and giving commuters more transportation choices. I’m proud to support James for Supervisor because I’ve seen firsthand that no one cares more or will work harder for Braddock residents.

Sharon Bulova

Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

“I’ve known and worked with James Walkinshaw for more than a decade. As Chief of Staff to Gerry Connolly, he understands the important and unique role of local government and has helped to deliver results for Braddock and Fairfax County. On the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Policy, Prevention and Coordinating Council, he helped lead the effort to create Make the Call, a county-wide campaign to help victims of domestic violence get access to the services they need. As a Board Member of the Ravensworth Farm Civic Association, he understands the unique level of civic engagement we have and expect in Braddock. I know James is the best person to represent Braddock on the Board of Supervisors and carry on the important work that must be done.

Megan McLaughlin

Braddock District Representative, Fairfax County School Board

“I’ve worked with James Walkinshaw since I was elected to the Fairfax County School Board in 2011. As Gerry Connolly’s Chief of Staff, James has worked to deliver education dollars to our public schools. I can’t think of a better partner for me as I continue my work to ensure a quality education for every child. I’m proud to support James for Braddock Supervisor.”


Jeff McKay

Lee District Supervisor, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

“James and I have known each other for more than a decade. In his time with Gerry Connolly, he has worked to deliver real results for Fairfax County. As we move forward to build on the incredible progress we’ve made as a community, James has the experience we need and will be ready to lead on day one. I’m proud to endorse James Walkinshaw to be the next Braddock District Supervisor.”

Ilryong Moon

At-Large Member, Fairfax County School Board

“I am pleased to announce my endorsement of James Walkinshaw to be the next Braddock District Supervisor. I’ve known and worked with James for more than a decade and seen firsthand his commitment to our community. As a mentor to at-risk boys in Fairfax County, James has seen the critical role our public schools play in giving every child — especially the children of immigrants — an opportunity to succeed. James and I have discussed the challenges facing our schools and broader community. He has shared with me his strong support for public education, both in terms of annual operating funds and capital investment to get our students out of trailers and into real classrooms. James is committed to a diverse county workforce that reflects our community, will reach out to new immigrant communities, work to build more senior centers, and partner with me to strengthen adult ESL programs. He will work to reduce traffic congestion by making key investments in roads and transit and supporting affordable housing here in Fairfax County. I’m proud to endorse James Walkinshaw for Braddock Supervisor.”

Stacey Kincaid

Fairfax County Sheriff

“As Sheriff, one of my top priorities has to been to change the way our criminal justice and behavioral systems interact by promoting initiatives like Diversion First and expanding education and life skills programs in the Adult Detention Center. I’m endorsing James Walkinshaw for Braddock Supervisor because I know he shares that philosophy and will be a partner in our efforts to contribute to a healthier and safer Fairfax County.”

Fairfax Education Association

“James has the vision, experience, and connections to the community to take this county in a new direction. His ideas, when implemented, will positively affect Fairfax County for the next generation.”


_Sierra Club

“We are impressed by [James’] understanding of climate and energy issues and your recognition that the Board of Supervisors should more aggressively meet the challenge, including having its own operations be carbon neutral by 2050.  In addition, we appreciate [James’] plans to advocate for local and state measures, such as the Community Energy and Climate Plan (CECAP), benchmarking, green buildings and solar freedom legislation. ”

Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics

“Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics – IAFF Local 2068 are proud to announce the endorsement James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. After meeting with James on a variety of topics it is clear that he is the choice not only for our members but for all Fairfax County employees and residents.

Greater Greater Washington

“[In Braddock], we endorse James Walkinshaw. This district will benefit from his focus on increasing walkability and connectivity between existing neighborhoods...His support for the recommendations from the Affordable Housing Resources Panel and his willingness to build support in neighborhoods for affordable housing is on the right path. We also were glad to see his support for “immediately incorporating Vision Zero design and engineering standards into our Fairfax County Department of Transportation planning processes.”


KML Carpenters

“The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters is proud to endorse James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor. James is a strong supporter of the building trades and will be a powerful advocate for high-quality apprenticeship programs and fair area wages and standards in Fairfax County. We are confident that James will be an ally to working families by holding developers accountable for wage theft and tax fraud in the construction industry and promoting a robust local workforce.”

UFCW Local 400

“UFCW Local 400 represents more than 35,000 retail food, health care, retail department store, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. We’re proud to support James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor because we’ve worked with him and we know he’ll stand up for working families in Fairfax County. The fight for fair wages, benefits, and a safe workplace is an everyday struggle for working people in Virginia and we know Walkinshaw will be there for us in that struggle.

IUPAT District Council 51

“We’re proud to support James Walkinshaw for Braddock District Supervisor because we know he’ll stand up for working families in Fairfax County. The fight for fair wages, benefits, and a safe workplace is an everyday struggle for working people in Virginia and we know Walkinshaw will stand with us. We’re proud to stand with him.


Teamsters Local 639

“The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 639 represents more than 8,000 workers in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. Our members need strong allies in Fairfax County who will fight for fair pay, good benefits, and the right to join a union. We know James Walkinshaw will be that ally and are proud to endorse him for Braddock District Supervisor.”


IBEW Local 26




Laborers’ International Union of North America


Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association


UNITE Here Local 25


Fairfax League of Conservation Voters


Fairfax Coalition of Police Local 5000


CASA in Action