Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Experience Matters

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Experience Matters

On Tuesday, June 11, Alexandria will hold a Democratic primary for one office — Clerk of the Circuit Court.

I am an attorney in private practice in Alexandria. I support Ben Ortiz, the current deputy clerk.

Ben has worked in the Clerk’s office for more than 15 years under the tutelage of the retiring Clerk, the Hon. Edward Semonian, Jr.

The Alexandria Clerk’s office is highly regarded among attorneys throughout Northern Virginia as being “user friendly” to those using its services.

Although Ben’s opponent has garnered endorsements from many elected city officials, I further submit the endorsement that carries the most weight is that of Mr. Semonian.

He has endorsed Ben Ortiz.

I encourage all voters to consider Ben on June 11.

Robert C. Dunn