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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Challenger in 53rd eager to build consensus in Richmond

First-time candidate Sarah White (R) said she is seeking the 53rd District seat in the House of Delegates this fall in order to build consensus and accomplish goals that benefit everyone. “Politics is getting uglier and uglier,” she said. “It’s...

Del. Lopez touts self as progressive, effective

With a looming intra-party challenge on his left flank, Del. Alfonso Lopez on April 7 kicked off his bid for a new two-year term by positioning himself as an effective, principled leader in state government. “I’ve been a champion for...

McLean forum to focus on criminal-justice evolution

The McLean Citizens Association will host an online forum on changes to criminal-justice procedures and their implications for Fairfax County on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. The panel will address a variety of issues. Time-permitting, there will be a...

Vienna candidates to appear in broadcast debate

The North East Vienna Citizens Association (NEVCA) and Vienna Business Association (VBA) are hosting an online candidate forum featuring the four contenders vying for three Town Council seats in May. The event will be recorded via Zoom broadcast on the...

Democratic straw poll puts McAuliffe, Rasoul, Herring on top

It may or may not prove prescient, but if voters in a straw poll get their way, the Democratic statewide field in November will be Terry McAuliffe, Sam Rasoul and Mark Herring. The three won their respective races in the...

Straw poll suggests possible statewide Democratic ticket

If the statewide Democratic electorate goes the way a recent straw poll did, the party’s ticket for November will be Jennifer Carroll Foy, Elizabeth Guzman and Mark Herring. Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax) held his annual straw poll in an online...

Beyer continues to press for D.C. statehood

While some residents of the District of Columbia are wondering what is taking congressional Democrats so long in fulfilling promises to bestow statehood on them, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer (D-8th) is trying to push the issue. “All Americans deserve fair...

Kaine endorses Del. Lopez in intra-party battle

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) has endorsed the re-election bid of Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington-Fairfax), who is facing a primary challenge in June. “Alfonso is a trusted friend and adviser,” Kaine said in a statement released by the Lopez campaign....

Field set for Vienna Town Council election

Three Vienna Town Council incumbents and one challenger – all familiar to town residents from previous bids – will vie for three available seats in the May 4 election. Incumbents Howard Springsteen, Nisha Patel and Steve Potter are seeking new...

Moving town elections to November generates Vienna backlash

Vienna leaders long have fought to continue holding Town Council elections on the first Monday of each May, saying it keeps the contests non-partisan and ensures that better-informed – albeit fewer – voters cast ballots. But Gov. Northam (D) on...
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Arlington teachers win Wolf Trap grants

Two Arlington Public Schools teachers have received grants from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts to fund...
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