Column: Fall Comes to Reston—The Good, Bad and Ugly

Independent Progressive

I love the fall! If it were up to me, we would have fall weather for eleven months of the year. This fall, however, is having real ups and downs.

Reston Column: My Election Picks


Voters in the 36th legislative district which I represent will receive my annual voting guide in their mailboxes this week. I hope you will find it useful. You can also view the guide online at www.kenplum.com.

Making Our Vote Count

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” Although more than a century has passed since then-President Abraham Lincoln famously uttered these words, they still hold true in today’s world. By simply checking a box or clicking a button, a single vote can do something instantly that would take any amount of ammunition years to accomplish—defending and upholding the blessings of liberty.

Lorton Letter: Voting Her Conscience

Letter to the Editor

As a career federal workforce member for over 30 years, I have grown increasingly frustrated by the incessant attacks against our nation’s civil servants.

Lorton Letter: Following Wolf’s Example

Letter to the Editor

Many Fairfax County homeowners, like me, live in neighborhoods with community associations. We pay fees and assessments to the associations in addition to our county real estate taxes.

Lorton Letter: Fighting for Veterans

Letter to the Editor

As a Vietnam veteran and as President of Asian Pacific American Veterans Association, I am appalled at the mismanagement of the Veterans Affairs Administration. Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has been a leader in the effort to address the unacceptable problems at the VA.

Lorton Letter: Advocating for Women and Children

Letter to the Editor

Congresswoman Comstock is a proven leader and has a record of advocating on behalf of women and children. Having three children graduate from Fairfax County Public Schools, and a fourth following in their footsteps, I have seen firsthand the progress Congresswoman Comstock has made on behalf of education.

Lorton Letter: Dedicated, Hardworking Public Servant

Letter to the Editor

The election is coming up in just days now, and I am urging your support for Barbara Comstock, since we are very fortunate to have such a strong and capable Congresswoman representing our district.

Lorton Letter: Millennial’s Perspective

Letter to the Editor

Millennials now make up the largest voting bloc in our country, and we have the unique opportunity to shape the outcome of the 2016 election. I encourage my fellow millennials in the 10th Congressional District to vote for Barbara Comstock for Congress.

Great Falls Letter: Time to Make Hard Choices

Letter to the Editor

I grew up in Los Angeles, lived in Chicago and also New York. In each of these cities, there were always a myriad of new taxes and fees proposed with the promise of the resultant funds going to good causes - mostly schools.

Great Falls Letter: Taking Us for Granted

Letter to the Editor

Now that Barbara Comstock has belatedly Dumped Trump it is time to move on to another important issue. In reading her most recent newsletter, I noted that Comstock did not seem to have an office in Fairfax County.

McLean Letter: A Leader and a Doer

Letter to the Editor

I know I am not alone in my frustration with Congress’ seeming inability to get things done. We have to do our part to make sure this paralysis doesn’t continue.

McLean Letter: Leadership on Transportation

Letter to the Editor

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock has been working tirelessly to focus on one of region's biggest priorities: transportation. Her five years of experience in the Virginia House of Delegates allowed her to hit the ground running on her first day in Congress. And since being elected to Congress, she has helped secure additional funding for our roads and infrastructure.

McLean Letter: Focus on Economy and National Security

Letter to the Editor

I am writing to express my support, and that of my family, for Congresswoman Barbara Comstock.

McLean Letter: Comstock’s Record of Accomplishments

Letter to the Editor

Other than sending a massive amount of attack mailers, I haven’t heard anything from LuAnn Bennett about her accomplishments or what she might do or why she’s even running for the 10th Congressional seat against our proven incumbent, Barbara Comstock.