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Fairfax City Mayor Due to Resign

Scott Silverthorne, arrested by Fairfax police for drug possession in a sting involving his effort to set up a group sex-for-meth encounter at a hotel in Tysons Corner last Friday, was due to officially resign as mayor of the City of Fairfax today. Silverthorne, 50, was released on personal recognizance last Friday. He had no prior arrests. He was sworn into his third two-year term as mayor in May, having served on the City Council there for 18 years between 1990 and 2008. His father was mayor before him.

On July 19, he’d hosted a dinner meeting of City of Falls Church, Town of Vienna and City of Fairfax staffs and elected officials, including the mayors of all three jurisdictions, at a popular restaurant by a new downtown pocket park there to celebrate the jurisdictions’ friendly competition in advancing the efforts of Solarize Virginia.