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Stewart wins re-election bid

By KIPP HANLEY, News Messenger

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart has unofficially retained his seat on Tuesday. With all precincts reporting Stewart had 32,978 votes to 15,464 for Democrat candidate Babur Lateef. Independent John Gray had garnered 8,210 votes. Lateef called Stewart shortly before 10 p.m. to concede the election, stated Stewart.

VaNews November 10, 2011


Lateef money prompts concern

By KIPP HANLEY, News Messenger

Prince William County Chairman Corey A. Stewart wants his opponent, Babur Lateef, to explain why he and his business were contribut­ing money by the thousands to political candidates less than a year before his home went into foreclosure. An ophthalmologist, Lateef has repeatedly said that his plight was sim­ilar to many small business owners dur­ing the height of the reces­sion, leading ultimately to a foreclosure on his $1.2 ­million mid­county home in the spring of 2010.

VaNews November 5, 2011


Lateef focuses on foreclosure solutions — and faces questions about his own

By JEREMY BORDEN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

One of Babur Lateef’s biggest supporters is … Babur Lateef. Lateef, a Democrat running against Corey Stewart for a spot on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, has given his campaign $27,750, according to the latest campaign filing reports. He is the second biggest donor to his campaign, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. Many candidates keep campaign coffers flush with donations from their personal bank accounts. But both Stewart and John S. Gray, an independent candidate also challenging Stewart, have raised questions about Lateef’s finances because of the situation surrounding his home foreclosure last year.

VaNews November 5, 2011


Contribution called into question in Prince William chairman's race

By KIPP HANLEY, News Messenger

The timing of a political contribution to Prince William County chairman Corey A. Stewart has been called into question by Haymarket town council member Bob Weir. On Oct. 7, Bruni Peters of Fairfax-based RK Realty contributed $10,000 to Stewart – just 11 days before Stewart and the rest of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors unanimously approved a comprehensive land use amendment and a re-zoning of one of Bruni’s future mixed-use properties.

VaNews November 2, 2011


Stewart endorses Allen in Va. Senate race

By DAVID SHERFINSKI, Washington Times

So much for “mediocre.” Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart, a frequent critic of former Virginia Gov. George Allen, on Tuesday made nice with the current U.S. Senate candidate by offering him his endorsement.

VaNews November 2, 2011


Prince William candidates address jobs, traffic concerns

By SUSAN SVRLUGA, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

One way to understand this year’s election in Prince William County is to drive south out of Washington after work and watch the brake lights blinking as commuters creep home, inch by painful inch. A few years ago, county leaders made national headlines for their crackdown on illegal immigrants. Politics were heated, divisive and ideological. This time around, many voters can say what’s bothering them in a few words. They’re worried about the economy. They’re worried about jobs. And they’re really, really sick of sitting in traffic.

VaNews November 1, 2011


Prince William chairman candidates have raised over $600,000

By KIPP HANLEY, News Messenger

Campaign contributions are coming in fast and furious for the four contested Prince William Board of County Supervisors races in the Nov. 8 election. The biggest splashes have been made in the three-way chairman race. Democratic challenger Babur Lateef outraised incumbent chairman Corey A. Stewart $38,950 to $33,280 in the month of September.

VaNews October 28, 2011


Lateef releases baseball-themed ad criticizing PWC chairman

By KIPP HANLEY, News Messenger

Prince William Board of County Supervisor chairman candidate Babur Lateef is starting to play political hardball with current chairman Corey A. Stewart. In a recently released television advertisement, Lateef used a baseball motif to criticize current chairman Corey A. Stewart on everything from closing down the Senior Center, turning down stimulus money for the school system and spending taxpayer money on stadium improvements for the Class A Potomac Nationals baseball team while accepting large donations from the team’s ownership.

VaNews October 29, 2011


Last debate of campaign season sees few residents in Prince William

By JEREMY BORDEN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Prince William County candidates seeking spots on the Board of Supervisors sparred over a range of issues including roads, rural area development and campaign contributions at the last organized debate of the campaign season Wednesday night. Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart (R-At-Large) debated Democrat Babur Lateef and independent candidate John Gray, for the countywide at-large seat. Peter Candland (R) and Ann Wheeler (D), vying for the open Gainesville seat, also debated at the forum, hosted by the civic group Prince William Committee of 100.

VaNews October 28, 2011


Prince William supervisor campaigns spar on issues

By JEREMY BORDEN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

Prince William County campaigns began to turn up the heat this week. Democratic candidate Babur Lateef is planning to spend $25,000 to air a campaign ad against Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart in the county’s at-large race.

VaNews October 28, 2011