On June 11, 2019 a revolution is scheduled.
There will be no blood. Change, massive change, is inevitable, but its effects won’t be fully in place for months.
Many of the powers that be in Fairfax County will step down at the end of the year, taking with them decades of historic understanding and institutional knowledge. Voters will choose their replacements, for the most part, on June 11.
It’s a huge opportunity for voters in Virginia to enact the change they want to see.
First any Virginia voter can participate in the Democratic primary because voters in Virginia do not register by party.
Second almost every candidate is describing themselves as progressive. There are of course degrees of progressive. You’ll have to tease out for yourself what matters to you. Is the county on the right track in the things that matter? If you think the county has done enough in affordable housing, is on the right path in terms of criminal justice reform and racial and economic equity, then voting for the few longtime incumbents might be right for you.
If your vision of a progressive county is a bit beyond the status quo, then you have other choices.
Every Democratic primary voter in Fairfax County will choose candidates for two critical county wide positions, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Early voting has begun already, but the cutoff to register to vote is in less than a week, May 20. You have to register (at your current address) and actually vote to have a say in choices that could define the direction of the county for the foreseeable future. With four or five candidates vying for quite a few seats, a small number of votes could decide.
Don’t miss out.
— Mary Kimm
June 11, 2019 Democratic Party Primary Election Information
On Election Day Vote at Your Usual Polling Place, Open From 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.
To confirm that you are eligible to vote in this election, visit the Virginia State Board of Elections website at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation..
* Now:: Absentee Voting is underway at the Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Conference Rooms 2/3, Fairfax, VA
* May 20: Voter Registration Deadline to vote on June 11. In-person: 5 pm, online: 11:59 p.m.
* June 4: Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail, 5 p.m.
* June 8: Final day to vote absentee in-person, 5 p.m.
* June 11: Primary Election Day. Polling Places open 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Deadline to return ballots to the Office of Elections, 7 p.m.
See www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/upcoming for more and to find your sample ballot for Tuesday, June 11.
ON THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BALLOT, Fairfax County
Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh
Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve T. Descano
Chairman Board of Supervisors Alicia E. Plerhoples
Chairman Board of Supervisors Jeff C. McKay
Chairman Board of Supervisors Ryan L. McElveen
Chairman Board of Supervisors Timothy M. Chapman
Braddock District Member Board of Supervisors - Irma M. Corado
Braddock District Member Board of Supervisors - James R. Walkinshaw
Hunter Mill District Member Board of Supervisors - Laurie T. Dodd
Hunter Mill District Member Board of Supervisors - Maggie D. Parker
Hunter Mill District Member Board of Supervisors - Parker K. Messick
Hunter Mill District Member Board of Supervisors - Shyamali R. Hauth
Hunter Mill District Member Board of Supervisors - Walter L. Alcorn
Lee District Member Board of Supervisors - Lee James Migliaccio
Lee District Member Board of Supervisors - Lee Kelly Hebron
Lee District Member Board of Supervisors - Lee Larysa M. Kautz
Lee District Member Board of Supervisors - Lee Rodney L. Lusk
Providence District Member Board of Supervisors - Dalia Palchik
Providence District Member Board of Supervisors - Edythe F. Kelleher
Providence District Member Board of Supervisors - Ericka M. Yalowitz
Providence District Member Board of Supervisors - Linh D. Hoang
Providence District Member Board of Supervisors - Philip A. Niedzielski-Eichner
Senate 31st Democratic
Barbara Favola incumbent
Nicole K. Merlene
Senate 33rd Democratic
Jennifer B. Boysko incumbent
M. Sharafat Hussain
Senate 35th Democratic
Richard L. "Dick" Saslaw incumbent
Yasmine P. Taeb
Karen Elena Torrent