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Insiders: Meet the City Council

<i>Alexandria elects a mayor and City Council members to serve three-year terms. All the seats are at-large, with elected leaders representing the entire city. The next municipal election is scheduled for Nov. 6, 2012.</i>

<hr><b>Mayor Bill Euille</b>

<i>703-751-7970</i>

<a href="mailto:William.Euille@alexandriava.gov">William.Euille@alexandriava.gov</a>

A native of Alexandria, Euille is a 1968 graduate of T.C. Williams High School. He was first elected to the City Council in 1994, elected mayor in 2003. He was re-elected without opposition in 2006 and again without opposition in 2009. His home precinct is George Washington Middle School.

Euille received a bachelor’s of science in accounting and business administration from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Conn., in 1972. From 1974 to 1984, he was an appointed member of the Alexandria School Board. In 1987, he founded Wm. D. Euille and Associates, a construction services firm that serves the federal government. He also has a minority interest in two Alexandria restaurants, Mango Mike’s and the Majestic Grill.

<hr><b>Vice Mayor Kerry Donley</b>

<i>703-739-3242</i>

<a href="mailto:Kerry.Donley@alexandriava.gov">Kerry.Donley@alexandriava.gov</a>

A native of Elk Point, S.D., Donley moved to Alexandria in 1962 and graduated from Bishop Ireton High School in 1974. He was first elected to the City Council in 1988 and was mayor from 1996 to 2003. After spending time as the chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia and the athletic director for Alexandria City Public Schools, Donley returned to the City Council in 2009. He was elected vice mayor by his colleagues because he received more votes than any other candidate for City Council. His home precinct is Polk Elementary School.

Donley has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University in Wisconsin, later returning to Alexandria and becoming active in the Brookville-Seminary Valley Civic Association and the Alexandria Community Services Board. He is currently a senior vice president for community banking at Virginia Commerce Bank. He is the father of five daughters, and he has two grandsons.

<hr><b>Rob Krupicka</b>

<i>703-838-0280</i>

<a href="mailto:council@krupicka.com">council@krupicka.com</a>

A native of Seattle, Krupicka has lived in Alexandria since 1993. He was first elected to the City Council in 2003 and has been reelected twice. His home precinct is George Washington Middle School.

Krupicka received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He has been the president of the Del Ray Citizens Association and a vice chairman of the Alexandria Community Services Board. Krupicka is a former AOL executive, and he is currently employed by the Partnership for America’s Economic Success at the Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2009, Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine appointed Krupicka as a member of the Virginia School Board.

<hr><b>Frank Fannon</b>

<i>703-861-1864</i>

<a href="Frank.Fannon@alexandriava.gov">Frank.Fannon@alexandriava.gov</a>

A native of Alexandria, Fannon graduated from West Potomac High School in 1987. He was elected to the City Council in 2009, and his home precinct is the Durant Center.

Fannon received a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Elon College in North Carolina, later returning to Alexandria and becoming a mortgage banker with SunTrust. Since 2004, he has managed the branch at the corner of Duke and Henry streets.

<hr><b>Del Pepper</b>

<i>703-751-0770</i>

<a href="mailto:delpepper@aol.com">delpepper@aol.com</a>

A native of Omaha, Pepper has lived in Alexandria since 1968. First elected to the City Council in 1985, Pepper has been reelected eight times and is the longest-serving member of the council. Her home precinct is Patrick Henry Recreation Center.

Pepper received a bachelor’ degree from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. From 1979 to 1984, she was the administrative aide for Mayor Charles Beatley. She’s served as vice mayor three times, and she is a former corporate president of the Council of Governments. She is currently the treasurer of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.

<hr><b>Paul Smedberg</b>

<i>703-625-3366</i>

<a href="mailto:PaulSmedberg@aol.com">PaulSmedberg@aol.com</a>

A native of Hartford, Conn., Smedberg has lived in Alexandria since 1988. He was first elected to the City Council in 2003 and has been reelected twice. His home precinct is Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy.

Smedberg received a bachelor of science in economics and bachelor of arts in history from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and he is a fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. From 1997 to 1999, he was chairman of the Alexandria Democratic Committee. In addition to his duties on the City Council, Smedberg also serves on the board of the Virginia Railway Express and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. He is currently a lobbyist for the American Society of Nephrology.

<hr><b>Alicia Hughes</b>

<i>571-312-7353</i>

<a href="mailto:Alicia.Hughes@alexandriava.gov">Alicia.Hughes@alexandriava.gov</a>

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Hughes has lived in Alexandria since 2007. She was elected to the City Council in 2009, and her home precinct is Tucker Elementary School.

Hughes received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Southern University before receiving a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. She is currently a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Earlier this year, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Hughes to the Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring.