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Q&A: STATE SENATE-DISTRICT 31: GEORGE V. FORAKIS (R)

By STAFF REPORT, Alexandria Gazette Packet

Q: What is one issue that defines your call to serve, why does it matter, and how will you tackle it? A: Virginia, and more specifically Northern Virginia, faces the increasing challenge of providing a steady source of jobs that are not reliant on the federal government. This includes attracting both new and expanding businesses — in Northern Virginia, the evidence of this challenge is clear — vacant office space and a continued reliance on federal spending are issues that must be addressed as we move forward.

VaNews October 30, 2015



GOP CANDIDATE IN 31ST SENATE DISTRICT SAYS HE’LL GIVE HIS STATE SALARY TO CHARITY

By TREVOR BARATKO, Loudoun Times

In his long-shot bid for a seat in the Virginia Senate, Republican George Forakis says he will give his state salary to charity if he defeats incumbent Democrat Barbara Favola in the commonwealth's 31st District. “If elected as your senator, I will donate 100 percent of my salary to charitable organizations dedicated to improving Virginia communities and enhancing the lives of our residents,” Forakis notes on his website.

VaNews October 17, 2015



GENERAL ASSEMBLY CANDIDATES PITCH IDEAS AT LOUDOUN CHAMBER FORUM

Leesburg Today

Members of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday got a taste of the issues that are important to 19 of the 23 candidates vying to represent the county in the General Assembly starting next year. With 54 days remaining in the campaign, the Chamber forum provided many of the challengers the opportunity to make first impressions on business leaders.

VaNews September 11, 2015



FAVOLA HAS BIG CASH ADVANTAGE IN LATEST FINANCE REPORT

Sun Gazette

State Sen. Barbara Favola had 220 times the cash on hand as her Republican opponent, as the campaigns began gearing up for the general election. Favola (D-31st) reported $171,665 in her campaign coffers as of June 30, based on reports released July 15 by the State Board of Elections.

VaNews July 17, 2015



FAVOLA TOPS IN CASH-ON-HAND AMONG LOCAL LEGISLATORS

Sun Gazette

State Sen. Barbara Favola has the most cash on hand of the six members of the Arlington legislative delegation who are seeking re-election, according to new figures.

VaNews June 4, 2015



SENS. FAVOLA, EBBIN KICK OFF RE-ELECTION BIDS

By SCOTT MCCAFFREY, Sun Gazette

Perhaps the only sweating state Sens. Barbara Favola and Adam Ebbin will do this campaign season came May 6, when they formally announced re-election bids in a Ballston conference center where the crowd had overwhelmed the air-conditioning system. Favola (D-31st) and Ebbin (D-30th) appear likely to cruise to victory in November with little or no organized opposition, paving the way for second four-year terms for each.

VaNews May 11, 2015



REPUBLICAN LAUNCHES BID TO UNSEAT SEN. FAVOLA

By SCOTT MCCAFFREY, Sun Gazette

Republican George Forakis on April 15 announced plans to challenge state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st) in the November general election. “I think I can represent the people of this district very well,” Forakis – a relative newcomer to the local political scene – said at the monthly meeting of the Arlington County Republican Committee.

VaNews April 17, 2015



REPUBLICAN OPTS AGAINST TAKING ON SEN. FAVOLA

Sun Gazette

A prospective Republican candidate for the 31st state Senate District held by Democrat Barbara Favola filed paperwork with the State Board of Elections, but has decided not to make a bid. Ondray Toney Harris, an Arlington resident and attorney, has new job commitments that preclude his running, Arlington County Republican Committee chairman Matt Wavro told the Sun Gazette.

VaNews March 16, 2015



SEN. FAVOLA SEES BIPARTISANSHIP, RELATIONSHIP-BUILDING BEHIND 2015 SUCCESSES

By SCOTT MCCAFFREY, Sun Gazette

For the 10 months in 1999 that she shared the Arlington County Board dais with Mike Lane (who won a special election but then lost the succeeding general election), Barbara Favola seemed somewhere between nonplussed and apoplectic about having a Republican in her midst. Democrats had ruled the County Board for years; interlopers from other parties were not welcomed.

VaNews March 16, 2015



LOCAL LEGISLATORS HOPE TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE

By KALI SCHUMITZ , Fairfax Times

Fairfax County legislators are leading the charge to raise Virginia’s minimum wage, following in the footsteps of neighboring jurisdictions that have done the same. Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Dist. 31) said income inequality is something that everyone should be concerned with, particularly when it means that many minimum wage workers are qualifying for government benefits.

VaNews January 16, 2015