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Burke, Clifton, Fairfax Station and Springfield: Clinton and Trump Take Virginia on Super Tuesday

Rubio controls Fairfax County, Sanders supporters nearly doubled by Clinton voters.

Katie Hugo, daughter of Del. Tim Hugo (R-40), turned 18 at the beginning of February and insisted she cast her first official vote with dad, who she said is the reason she’s involved and interested in politics.

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Mount Vernon: Clinton, Kaine Win Straw Poll

Fresh off her victory in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton scored another win for the party’s nomination at the first northern Virginia Democratic Straw Poll of 2016, held Feb. 6 at Don Beyer Volvo on Richmond Highway.

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Campaign Spending in Alexandria Election

The Virginia Public Access Project compiled the finance reports from the last City Council and mayoral races, giving the public a view of how much running for an office in the city can cost.

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Fairfax County: Election Officers Still Needed for March Primary

Cameron Sasnett has one message for people concerned about the integrity of elections -- at least from a procedure standpoint: Get involved as an election officer.

Alexandria City Council Gears Up for New Year

City officials look at challenges and opportunities in 2016.

The Alexandria City Council brought in 2016 with a roar of bagpipes. The City of Alexandria Pipes and Drums played in the auditorium of T.C. Williams High School for the council’s Jan. 4 installation, but soon, it was right back down to business.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Arlington County Board

New leadership faces new challenges and old problems.

While many of the goals set by the Arlington County Board for 2016 were familiar, like expanding school capacity, signs of the new perspectives and new leadership began to take hold at its Jan. 1 meeting.

Alexandria Brief: Swearing-In Ceremony

The public is invited to attend the formal City Council installation ceremony on Monday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. in the T.C. Williams High School Auditorium, 3330 King St.

Jennifer Boysko: Her Own Words

Comments from Jennifer Boysko, a few days after she was elected to serve District-86 in Virginia’s House of Delegates:

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Arlington Snapshot: Low Voter Turnout

It was a beautiful, sunny day in Arlington for Election Day, but election officials are expecting low-voter turnout.

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Arlington: Effort Boosts Voter Turnout

Clergy and lay leaders celebrated the success of a three-day non-partisan, interfaith voter turnout drive that generated an increase in turnout in two particularly low-voting precincts here, as well as more than 1,300 individual conversations with voters about the power of civic engagement.

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Arlington: A Business-as-Usual Election

Lack of competitors for offices changes nothing.

“Surprising” is the way Betty Adelman described the absence of representatives from other than the Democratic Party.

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Democrats Win Closely Watched Races in McLean, Great Falls and Herndon

History promised Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-34) that her reelection bid to Virginia’s House of Delegates would be close; no matter how much money Republicans pumped into Craig Parisot’s campaign in the final days.

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Springfield: ‘Steady’ Voting

Allyn Hammel of Burke began working as an election officer over ten years ago and then was promoted to chief election officer for the 2008 presidential election. She described the voter traffic at West Springfield High School as “steady.”

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Fairfax Station: ‘Steady’ Voting on Election Day

While most voters were likely fast asleep, chief election officer Sing Lee of Kingstowne was at Silverbrook Elementary School in Fairfax Station setting up voting stations at 4:30 a.m. An event in the school’s gymnasium the night before election day kept his team out until the morning. But it was critical to get the precinct open by 6 a.m. on Nov. 3.

Mount Vernon Viewpoints: Why was it important to you to come out and vote today?

“These guys decide how resources are shared, apportioned. School resources is an important issue for me. Your no or yes makes a big difference.”