Jeremy McPike has spent his life in Prince William County, attending Elizabeth Vaughan Elementary, Fred Lynn Middle and graduating from Gar-Field High School.
Paying for school expenses by working as a construction laborer and eventually as a construction superintendent, Jeremy attended George Mason University for his Bachelor's and Master's of Public Administration degrees.
For the last 16 years, Jeremy has served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department, where he is a Captain and has been honored with Life Membership. He helped found and serves as president of the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department Foundation, well known in the community for its Santa visits to kids fighting cancer and its support of public safety initiatives.
Jeremy has also worked for the City of Alexandria for the last 15 years, currently serving as the Director of General Services. In this role, he works to make sure public building projects come in on time and on budget, and has established gleaning programs and SNAP/EBT at local Farmers’ Markets so healthy foods can reach the most vulnerable, and has led animal shelter operations, new public-private partnerships for the city, and sustainable green building policies.
Jeremy and his wife Sharon live in Dale City with their three daughters.
The Democratic primary for the 29th state Senate district is unique this year in that it features three candidates who all made their first run for office two years ago and all of whom ended up narrowly close to their opponents.
While state Del. Michael Futrell (D-2nd) defeated then-incumbent Mark Dudenhefer (R) by 223 votes, Atif Qarni (D) lost to state Del. Bob Marshall (R-13th) by 502 votes and Jeremy McPike (D) fell to state Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-31st) by 228 votes, a margin of 1 percentage point.
Voters heard from all three Democrats vying to replace longtime retiring State Senator Charles Colgan.
Delegate Michael Futrell, Atif Qarni, and Jeremy McPike fielded questions Monday night at a Democratic debate for the 29th Senate District. Potomac Local was the sponsor of the debate. It was moderated by Bob Gibson, Executive Director for the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and Stephen Farnsworth, author and professor at the University of Mary Washington, and Potomac Local Prince William Regional Editor Stephanie Tipple.
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MANASSAS, Va. – After Republican candidate for State Senate and Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish last week voted to move forward on a city zoning ordinance that unfairly targets women’s health centers, the City Council will take up the measure tonight for a final vote. Democratic candidate for State Senate Jeremy McPike will again stand alongside dozens of other women’s rights advocates to urge Mayor Parrish and the Manassas City Council to reject this discriminatory and dangerous measure.
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DALE CITY, Va. – Jeremy McPike has reported raising over $50,000 during January, February, and March in his race for the Virginia Senate’s 29th district. With less than two months left before the June 9th Democratic primary, McPike’s campaign also reported over $52,000 cash on hand. To date, the campaign has raised more than $72,000, with nearly 75% of donors having made contributions of $100 or less.
I spent a lot of time around fire stations in Prince William when I was a kid. My mom was a rescue chief and one of the first paramedics in the county, and because of her, I grew up around people working tirelessly in service to their communities. That example of volunteerism and service early on has driven the past 15 years that I've spent as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Dale City, and now the opportunity to give more back to the community that raised me motivates my run for the Virginia Senate.