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Fairfax: Del. David Bulova Announces Re-Election Campaign

Del. David Bulova (D-37) announced his campaign to seek re-election to the Virginia General Assembly at a May 17 event held at Brion’s Grille in Fairfax.

The Fight for the 45th

Democratic primary candidates vying to replace Delegate Krupicka lay out campaign priorities.

As with most candidates in a primary, the Democrats campaigning to replace Robert Krupicka as delegate for Virginia’s 45th District which includes parts of Alexandria, Arlington and Mount Vernon, don’t vary greatly in their positions on political issues. Where these candidates do vary is their experience and priorities.

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Corazon Foley Announces Bid for Springfield Supervisor

Burke resident Corazon Foley has taken her mission to establish a permanent activity center for seniors in Burke and West Springfield to the next level.

Burke and Springfield: Independent Carey Campbell Enters Braddock Supervisor Race

Carey Campbell announced he has entered the race for Braddock District supervisor as an Independent, joining incumbent Republican John Cook and Democrat challenger Janet Oleszek.

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Alexandria: Long-Term Budget Plan Lacks Numbers

Long Range Educational Facilities Plan faces scrutiny for budget omissions.

The Long Range Educational Facilities Plan includes extensive information on new enrollment projections for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and a list of proposed changes, additions, and new schools to fight current and projected overcrowding in the school system. What current drafts of the Long Range Educational Facilities Plan don’t include is the price tag.

Alexandria: Mayoral Standoff

First debate in race for mayor focuses on failing infrastructure.

Differences between incumbent Mayor William Euille, current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, and former Mayor Kerry Donley emerged during a debate as the three took turns directing blame for Alexandria’s current problems on each of the other two during the first mayoral debate. The debate, held in Douglas MacArthur Elementary School on April 23, primarily focused around issues of parking and city infrastructure.The shifting blame became most apparent during the candidates’ discussions on BRAC-133.

Alexandria Mayoral Standoff

First debate in race for mayor focuses on failing infrastructure.

Differences between incumbent Mayor William Euille, current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg, and former Mayor Kerry Donley emerged during a debate as the three took turns directing blame for Alexandria’s current problems on each of the other two during the first mayoral debate.

Joe Murray of Alexandria to Run for 39th District Senate Seat

Alexandria resident Joe Murray recently announced his bid for Virginia’s 39th District Senate seat, which includes parts of Fairfax County, the city of Alexandria and Prince William County.

Marsden Announces Re-election Campaign

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37) announced his intent to continue as a Virginia state senator in a March 26 statement.

Del. Dave Albo to Seek Re-election

Del. Dave Albo (R-42) recently announced he had submitted paperwork on March 18 to run in the Republican primary and seek re-election for his seat.

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Surovell Kicks Off Senate Campaign

Mount Vernon residents Lyn Snodgrass, Alan Edelstein and Jim Seeley engaged Del. Scott Surovell (D-44) in a banquet room of The Landing restaurant in Woodbridge.

First Shots Fired in Mayoral Race

Democratic candidates define their issues.

With campaigns kicking off in late February and early March, the mayoral election season has begun in Alexandria.

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Democrats Hold Mardi Gras Straw Poll in Alexandria

Surovell, Sargeant lead.

As the saying goes: In Virginia, every year is an election year. And every election year is replete with straw polls. The first such event leading up to the June 9 Democratic primary was a Mardi Gras-themed dinner party held March 7 at Don Beyer Volvo in Alexandria.

John Cook Announces Re-Election Bid for Braddock Supervisor

Supervisor John Cook (R-Braddock) was first elected to represent the Braddock district in a 2009 special election. He won his first full term in 2011 and on March 3 formally announced he would seek another term to sit on the Board of Supervisors.

Alexandria Welcomes Zombie Apocalypse Survivors

The mayor welcomed Rick Grimes and others from the AMC show “The Walking Dead” to the city. Grimes entered the city on March 1 and has expressed an interest in joining local law enforcement. In the show, based on a comic series by Robert Kirkman, Alexandria is a safe-zone relatively protected from apocalyptic horrors.

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