Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Straw Vote Landslide

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Straw Vote Landslide

On Sunday, March 31, I enjoyed the Democratic county-wide straw poll. We had a great time and saw many neighbors from Lee District. Candidates for Lee District Supervisor attended and were each on the ballot. We have four good people standing as candidates for public office.

With 43 percent of the vote in a four-person contest, Rodney Lusk won the competition by earning 126 of the 293 votes cast.

With nearly two and three times as many votes as each of the other candidates, the husband and father of two daughters, the director of National Marketing for Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, governing board member for the Fairfax County Committee to Prevent and End Homelessness, Affordable Housing resource panelist, board member of Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation, Lee District representative to EMBARK Richmond Highway, former Lee District planning commissioner, former At-Large Fairfax County Park Authority Board member, past Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, recipient of the Les Dorsen Public Service Award from Lee District Association of Civic Organizations, recipient of the Torchbearer Award from Leadership Fairfax Inc., and great listener demonstrates leadership. Rodney Lusk shows promising potential for the office of Lee District supervisor.

We cannot rest on the laurels of accolades and past achievements. The work of good government continues at the level of our local community. We cannot take anything for granted.

While the local and county-wide straw votes are fun and informative, the most important vote is yours at the Democratic primary on June 11 and the general election on Nov. 5.

Will Radle