Most Fairfax County voters know that, in Virginia, we have elections every year, just like clockwork.
Monday was Chairman Gerry Connolly’s final day to preside over the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ meeting before he heads to Capitol Hill to take his seat as the newly elected Congressman from Virginia’s 11th Congressional District.
Against the backdrop of the Virginia Railway Express’s station at Backlick Road yesterday, Sharon Bulova, who is also the current vice chair of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, announced her candidacy for board chair, ending months of speculation that the Democratic supervisor intended to replace outgoing chair, Congressman-elect Gerry Connolly.
Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting welcomed three new members – John Foust of Dranesville District, Pat Herrity of Springfield District, and Jeff McKay of Lee District – as the 11th Urban County Board of Supervisors began a new four-year term. Braddock District Supervisor Sharon Bulova was elected vice-chairman of the […]
The Board of Supervisors bade farewell on Monday to three colleagues who will not be returning to the Board next year. Springfield District Supervisor Elaine McConnell and Lee District Supervisor Dana Kauffman chose not to seek re-election, and Dranesville District Supervisor Joan DuBois was not re-elected on November 6. Board […]
It is now less than two weeks before the Nov. 6 Virginia general election and there is a strong indication that the direction of the entire legislature will shift toward Democratic Party control. Battling uphill against voter apathy and expected low turnouts, partisans for both parties have plenty of reason […]
An editorial in last week’s News-Press proposing a swap of assets and real estate between the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County drew strong reactions this week from quarters on both sides of the jurisdictional boundaries.
Facing a slower-growth activist challenge in a Democratic Party primary next Tuesday, Fairfax County’s incumbent Providence District Supervisor Linda Smyth scored a key endorsement last week. The Virginia Sierra Club, a powerful advocacy group on behalf of environmental issues, threw its support to her.
It is difficult to distill the job of an elected official to a few simple slogans. In Fairfax County, members of the Board of Supervisors have responsibility for a vast array of policies and services that affect our everyday lives. The Supervisor’s office is the first line of response to […]
Fairfax County has adopted its budget! Following two months of quiet deliberation and discussion, the Board of Supervisors voted on Monday and approved, unanimously, a county budget for Fiscal Year 2008, which begins on July 1, 2007. The real estate tax rate of 89 cents per $100 of assessed value […]