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VaNews for Sharon S Bulova

A political boss who ruled with kindness leaves the stage

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

During three decades on Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova became known as perhaps the nicest elected official in Northern Virginia, barely raising her voice during painful budget debates or the acrimony over a 2013 police shooting that brought shame to her community of 1.1 million residents.

VaNews December 10, 2019

Fairfax Supervisor Jeff McKay cleared of wrongdoing in house purchase

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Virginia State Police cleared Jeff C. McKay, the Democratic chairman-elect of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, of allegations that he benefited from a quid pro quo relationship with two developers while buying his family home in 2017. In a letter to McKay’s lawyer released Tuesday, Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert McClain said police found “no evidence of criminal culpability” in examining McKay’s home purchase.

VaNews December 4, 2019

Fairfax County: McKay to succeed Bulova as board chair; Herrity has narrow lead

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Democrat Jeff C. McKay won the chairman’s seat of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, and veteran Supervisor Pat Herrity was clinging to a narrow lead for what would be the sole remaining Republican seat on the board.

VaNews November 6, 2019

Fairfax County voters to choose new board chair in Tuesday's election


Fairfax County voters will be choosing a new chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Virginia’s largest county in Tuesday’s election. Running to succeed Bulova are Democrat Jeff McKay, the Lee District Supervisor since 2007, and Republican Joseph F. Galdo. According to finance reports tracked by the Virginia Public Access Project, McKay has raised over $760,000 for his campaign, while Galdo has raised just $14,000.

VaNews November 5, 2019

Fairfax Supervisor McKay meets with state police, says he has nothing to hide regarding home sale

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff C. McKay met Tuesday with Virginia State Police investigators reportedly seeking to determine whether he violated a state ethics law when buying his home from a developer friend in 2017.

VaNews September 4, 2019

Virginia State Police Open Investigation Into Fairfax County Board Member Jeff McKay


Virginia State Police are investigating Fairfax County Board of Supervisors member Jeff McKay. This comes three months after a political opponent filed an ethics complaint alleging McKay swapped a political favor for a real-estate deal. The investigation was authorized Aug. 8 by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and it’s currently in the preliminary stages, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

VaNews August 30, 2019

Jeff C. McKay wins crowded Democratic race for Fairfax board chair

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Fairfax County voters embraced mostly mainstream candidates in Tuesday’s Democratic Board of Supervisors primary, nominating veteran politician Jeff C. McKay for board chair after a crowded and vitriolic race energized by calls for a more aggressively liberal government. McKay (Lee) defeated his closest competitor, Georgetown University law professor Alicia Plerhoples, by double digits

VaNews June 12, 2019

Republican enters crowded Fairfax County election for board chairman

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Whoever wins a crowded Democratic primary to become the nominee for chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will now have a Republican opponent to contend with in November. Joseph Galdo, a former Defense Department technology intelligence analyst who ran for Congress as a Green Party candidate in 2014, this week announced his bid for board chairman in Virginia’s most populous county. He vowed to “make Fairfax great again” if elected.

VaNews April 25, 2019

Virginia governor asks legislature to restore two tax increases to fund Metro

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

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) asked the legislature Monday to restore two proposed tax increases on Northern Virginians to help pay for Metro’s historic funding agreement rather than use a significant amount of the money earmarked mainly for key road projects in the region.

VaNews April 10, 2018

Roem, Bulova team up to tackle Rt. 28 commuter mess


Virginia State Route 28, which stretches 49 miles from Fauquier to Loudoun County, is currently the bane of many morning commuters, but two powerful elected leaders are vowing to make the ride more bearable. Newly-elected Delegate Danica Roem, of Prince William County, met with Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova Tuesday to discuss improving the commuter experience on the highway that runs through Fauquier, Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

VaNews November 30, 2017