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LOUDOUN COUNTY CHAIRWOMAN TO SERVE ON GOV.-ELECT NORTHAM’S TRANSITION TEAM

By STAFF REPORT, Loudoun Times

Loudoun County Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large) will serve on Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s 85-member transition committee. Randall will join other state and local leaders, including Arlington County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jay Fisette (D) and Del. Lamont Bagby (D-74th), heads of coalition groups likes Lori Haas, the Virginia state director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and statewide business leaders.

VaNews November 27, 2017



ARLINGTON COUNTY DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO DOMINATE REGION’S POLITICS

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Arlington County elected Democrats Erik Gutshall to the County Board and Monique O’Grady to the School Board Tuesday, continuing their party’s decades-long dominance in this wealthy, urbanized suburb. Complete unofficial returns showed Gutshall decisively beating independents Audrey Clement and Charles McCullough with almost 63 percent of the vote.

VaNews November 8, 2017



LOW-KEY ARLINGTON BOARD RACE PITS DEMOCRAT VS. TWO INDEPENDENTS

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A well-funded Democratic political insider faces two independent candidates for an open seat on the Arlington County Board Tuesday in what has been a low-key contest compared with recent local elections. Democrat Erik Gutshall won over three others in a party caucus in May after losing a hard-fought general election for another board seat in 2016. He has raised $159,420, including money from board chairman Jay Fisette (D) who is stepping down from the board after 20 years to create the open seat.

VaNews November 4, 2017



AT LEAST 4 DEMOCRATS TO SEEK TO REPLACE JAY FISETTE ON ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Four Democrats so far have lined up to run for the Arlington County Board a week after longtime board member Jay Fisette announced he will not run for reelection. The candidates, three of whom have run for the office in the past, plan to announce formally at Wednesday night’s monthly county Democratic meeting. The Democrats will hold a party caucus May 11 and May 13 to select their nominee for the November general election.

VaNews March 2, 2017



ARLINGTON BOARD CHAIR JAY FISETTE WILL NOT RUN FOR REELECTION

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Longtime Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette will not run for reelection this fall, potentially setting up a Democratic battle for what has been a reliably progressive seat on the five-member panel. Fisette (D), who will be 61 on Saturday, said he figures he has one more career shift in him after nearly 20 years on the board, including five terms as chair.

VaNews February 23, 2017



FIRST-EVER ‘NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUMMIT’ TO DISCUSS HOW TO FUND METRO, SCHOOLS

By ROBERT MCCARTNEY, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Northern Virginia’s top political leaders plan to discuss Metro’s challenges and other local economic issues at a “regional summit” Wednesday morning billed as the first such event of its kind. Scheduled speakers included Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (D), Prince William Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R), Loudoun Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large), Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) and Arlington Board Vice Chair Jay Fisette (D).

VaNews August 31, 2016



NEW ARLINGTON BOARD CHAIRMAN PREACHES VALUE OF COLLABORATION

By SCOTT MCCAFFREY, Sun Gazette

Libby Garvey ascended to the chairmanship of the Arlington County Board Jan. 1 with a firm set of goals and the stated desire of working collaboratively with a board that saw 40-percent turnover – and the loss of 20 years of institutional memory – at the start of the new year. “We’ve got our board team together and we’re ready to go,” Garvey said at the board’s New Year’s Day organizational meeting after she was named chairman and Jay Fisette vice chairman on successive 5-0 votes. The positions traditionally rotate among members on a calendar-year basis.

VaNews January 5, 2016



PATRICK HOPE IN, JAY FISETTE OUT AS FIELD TAKES SHAPE FOR JAMES MORAN’S HOUSE SEAT

By BEN PERSHING AND PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

The field of candidates hoping to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. continues to take shape, as one prominent Arlington politician plans to jump into the race and another has ruled it out.

VaNews January 23, 2014



JAY FISETTE TO BE NAMED CHAIRMAN OF ARLINGTON BOARD

By PATRICIA SULLIVAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Jay Fisette will be chairman of the Arlington County Board in 2014, the fourth time he’s served in that position, the board announced Tuesday. Fisette, who’s been on the County Board since 1998 and was its chairman in 2001, 2005 and 2010. Mary Hynes, who was board chairman in 2012, will serve as vice-chairman. The board rotates its leadership positions every year; Walter Tejada is stepping down from the 2013 chairmanship.

VaNews December 18, 2013