Drawn from the 15 weekly community newspapers published by Connection Newspapers.


Alexandria: Mayoral Showdown

Democratic candidate Allison Silberberg faces write-in challenge from Mayor William Euille.

Once a month, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg hosts a coffee meetup where she talks informally with any members of the public who arrive.

Mount Vernon Campaign Notes: Foreman On Taxes


Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, Republican Senate candidate in the 36th District, issued a release on taxes and the state budget: “One of the main reasons I decided to run for Dumfries Town Council in 2010 was that I was tired of sitting on the sidelines while local home values plummeted, property taxes and several additional fees were raised, and the local governing body seemed determined to make Dumfries less and less competitive with our neighbors.

Mount Vernon Politics: Surovell’s Endorsements

The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and Police Benevolent Association endorsed Scott Surovell in the 36th Senate District.

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Mount Vernon Politics: Honoring Puller

Mt Vernon Democrats gathered last month for their campaign season kick off and to honor retiring state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (center).

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Mount Vernon: MVCCA Honors Retiring Elected Officials

Recognizing 85 years of public service.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) honored retiring elected officials U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36) and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland on Sept. 23.

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Lee District Candidates Meet at John Marshall Library

League of Women Voters hosts forum.

They may not be old enough to vote, but twin sisters Madelyn and Miranda Khoury paid as much attention to the presentations as anyone in the audience at an Oct. 5 Meet the Candidates event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Fairfax.

Alexandria: What’s in a Write-in Name?

City’s Electoral Board to determine “intent of the vote.”

Despite being dead for 10 years now, Rosa Parks is virtually uncontested on the Democratic ticket for mayor of Alexandria.

Alexandria: Keep Moving Forward

Euille: Keep moving forward.

William Euille has a legacy.

Arlington: Fight for the Neighborhoods

Four Candidates vie for 40 percent of County Board.

There’s no President, no congressional, and no governor on the ballot this year.

Favola Debates Alone, Forakis a No-Show

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) will face Republican George V. Forakis on the November ballot, but she did not face him in last week’s debate because he did not attend.

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Candidates Face Off at the Grange in Great Falls

Jennifer Chronis knows how to pack a house.

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Foust, Chronis Debate in Great Falls

The community and Great Falls Citizens Association positions on the Brooks Farm rezoning continue to sharply differ from the owner developer request for 20 homes by a two-acre cluster rezoning.

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Alexandriava.gov 2.0

City reveals redesign for its website.

City Manager Mark Jinks remembered a time when the City of Alexandria was considered the leader in its municipal website.

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Alexandria: City Offers Plans To Resolve Cyclist and Pedestrian Concerns

City hopes to reconcile longstanding feud between pedestrians and cyclists.

The Mount Vernon Trail runs 18 miles, from Arlington to Mount Vernon in Fairfax.

Alexandria: ‘Significant Oversight’

Write-In Euille Campaign faces state-level campaign violations.

“NOTICE: Individuals or groups who use this sample ballot for their own purposes must replace the above authorization line with their own.”