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Campaign Season Kicks Off

Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) hosts first campaign fund raiser for reelection bid.

Sharon Bulova is running for reelection this November for her seat as the Braddock District supervisor on the 10-member Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She began her official campaign Saturday, March 3, at the Whiteoaks home in Burke. Bulova said she raised at least $12,000 at the event, which attracted constituents, friends, colleagues, General Assembly members and candidates. Her main campaign theme is to "keep up the positive momentum" in the county, she said, especially from a community-involvement standpoint.

"When faced with a challenge, people come forward enthusiastically to address it," she said. "I want to make sure we continue that positive momentum and continue to encourage the civic and community engagement that has allowed that to happen."

She also said she hopes the county can spread some of its focus on commercial revitalization to residential revitalization. Since there are plenty of aging communities in the area, Bulova wants to help those civic and community associations to encourage some "sprucing up" in their neighborhoods.

"We need to empower those older communities," said Bulova.

Bulova has been a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 1987 and currently serves as vice chair. If reelected, this would be her sixth term. She has run unopposed in the two previous elections, in 1999 and 2003, but faced opponents in her first three races. There has been no formal announcement of any Braddock District candidates this year, but Bulova said she did hear that a few people had inquired about the process in the county registrar's office.