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Falls Church News Briefs: April 23 – 29, 2009

5 Vying for 47th District Seat Debate in Arlington Five Democratic candidates, all seeking public office for the first time, squared off Tuesday in their race to win their party’s nomination on June 9 to fill the 47th State Delegate District seat being vacated by Del. Al Eisenberg.

3 Dem Gubernatorial Candidates Clash in Richmond


RICHMOND – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the Virginia Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner here Saturday night, but his presence was eclipsed by a slugfest involving three candidates seeking their party’s nomination to run for governor later this year.

Richard Barton: Our Man in Arlington

Well, it’s over! The Democratic nomination battle, that is. It was a hard fought race, and as it progressed it developed some corrosive animosities between hard core Obama and Clinton fans.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

While the Democratic presidential primary process was getting daily media attention here and across the country, it was easy to overlook the fact that, right here in Northern Virginia, there will be three Democratic primaries for congressional seats on Tuesday. That’s right – this coming Tuesday, June 10, voters in the 8th, 10th, and 11th

5 Former Mayors, 6 on Current F.C. Council: Referendum ‘No’

Five former mayors of the City of Falls Church, in two letters to the News-Press published in this edition, joined six members of the current City Council, including the current mayor, to urge voters to vote “No” on the charter-change referendum on the City’s municipal election ballot Tuesday.

Editorial: Disqualifying

We were delighted when it was announced last month that eight Falls Church citizens had filed to run for City Council in the May 6 election, and that seven of them actually chose to go through with it. It was a far cry from only two years earlier, when barely the minimum of candidates for […]