VaNews for 2011 Fairfax County Supervisor Chairperson (At Large) - Regular General



INCUMBENTS FARE WELL IN MANY NORTHERN VA. RACES, BUT LOUDOUN IS AN EXCEPTION

By CAITLIN GIBSON, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Across much of Northern Virginia, Tuesday’s election reaffirmed the public’s support of incumbents in many local races — with the notable exception of Loudoun County, where residents bucked the trend and ousted several long-serving county officials.

VaNews November 10, 2011



INCUMBENT FAIRFAX COUNTY SUPERVISORS KEEPING THEIR GRIP ON SEATS

By FREDRICK KUNKLE, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Fairfax County voters appeared ready to give their current Board of Supervisors another four years as early returns pointed toward victory for all incumbents. In the tightest and most closely watched battle, Supervisor John C. Cook — a Republican who had won the swing Braddock District in a 2009 special election after more than 20 years of Democratic control — eked out a victory over Democratic challenger Janet S. Oleszek with all precincts counted, according to late unofficial results.

VaNews November 9, 2011



FAIRFAX BOARD CANDIDATE DECARLO RAPS, ‘DANCES’

By TOM JACKMAN, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Because we’re all suckers for middle-aged white guys doing political rap songs, here’s Fairfax County’s Christopher DeCarlo, independent candidate for county board chairman, belting out (and “dancing” to) his first composition, “True Democracy”:

VaNews November 2, 2011



FAIRFAX BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIR LEADS IN MONEY, ENDORSEMENTS

By FREDRICK KUNKLE, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon S. Bulova (D) continued to hold a commanding lead in campaign funds over her Republican challenger in the latest reporting period, according to the Virginia Public Access Project. Bulova, who won the at-large post in February 2009 after her predecessor moved on to Congress, raised $30,829 in the Aug. 11-31 reporting period, VPAP said Tuesday. Her GOP opponent, Michael J. “Spike” Williams, raised $3,524. Bulova has $179,722 on hand, compared with Williams’s $33,577.

VaNews September 21, 2011



FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIR BULOVA HAS FINANCIAL EDGE OVER REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER

By FREDRICK KUNKLE, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman Sharon S. Bulova (D) has piled up a war chest nearly three times the sum raised by her Republican challenger, according to campaign finance reports posted Tuesday by the nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project. Bulova has raised $178,133 since Jan. 1, compared with the $64,411 collected by Michael “Spike” Williams, VPAP figures show. Bulova, who started the year with nearly $91,000, had a balance of $209,981 as of June 30, compared with $40,542 for Williams. Among the biggest donors to Bulova’s campaign are the firefighters’ union, real estate concerns and a former AOL executive who is registered as a Republican.

VaNews July 20, 2011