VaNews for 2015 Fairfax County Supervisor (Dranesville) - Regular General



VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS ARE CELEBRATING AFTER LAST WEEK’S ELECTIONS. MAYBE THEY SHOULDN’T BE.

By RACHEL WEINER, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia Republicans won their battle with Gov. Terry McAuliffe, holding onto the state Senate on Election Day last week in the face of an all-out effort by the Democratic governor. But based on their showing in several key races in Northern Virginia, some Republicans say they may be losing the war. Even though the party retained its strong majority in the General Assembly on Nov. 3, the party lost ground in the suburbs and exurbs of Washington, the parts of the state with the most people that are still growing.

VaNews November 12, 2015



INCUMBENTS PREVAIL IN 2015 FAIRFAX COUNTY LOCAL AND STATE ELECTIONS

By ANGELA WOOLSEY, Fairfax Times

In a night when Republicans stayed in control of Virginia’s state government, Fairfax County voters largely elected Democrats, many of them incumbents, on Nov. 3. Sharon Bulova was reelected as Fairfax County Board of Supervisors chairman, announcing that Republican challenger Arthur Purves had called her to concede the race about an hour before her 10:00 p.m. announcement.

VaNews November 5, 2015



DEMOCRATS WIN 2 OPEN SEATS ON FAIRFAX BOARD; ALL INCUMBENTS ARE REELECTED

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Voters in Virginia’s largest jurisdiction on Tuesday reelected all eight incumbents on the Board of Supervisors, including Chairman Sharon Bulova, and chose the Democratic candidates for open seats in the Sully and Mount Vernon districts. After bitter campaign disputes over the county budget, taxes, traffic and even a gun store in affluent McLean, the election provided a strong endorsement of the status quo in Fairfax County, a jurisdiction of 1.1 million residents and several large government contractors.

VaNews November 4, 2015



FOUST, CHRONIS SPAR ON SCHOOL BUDGET, ECONOMY

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Prince William Today

Coming down to the wire before the Nov. 3 election, Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) and Republican challenger Jennifer Chronis on Oct. 18 differentiated their views on taxes, transportation, economic development and leadership style. Foust, a lawyer and former McLean Citizens Association (MCA) president who first was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2007, cited a laundry list of community accomplishments during his tenure, ranging from new athletic fields to road improvements.

VaNews October 21, 2015



FOUST, CHRONIS OFFER TESTY EXCHANGES DURING GR. FALLS DEBATE

By BRIAN TROMPETER, Sun Gazette

Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) and Republican challenger Jennifer Chronis maintained niceties for a while at the Great Falls Citizens Association’s Sept. 29 debate, but soon leveled accusations questioning each other’s suitability for the county supervisor post.

VaNews October 2, 2015



FAIRFAX SUPERVISOR FOUST FACES TOUGH CHALLENGE FOR REELECTION, REPORTS SHOW

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

With less than three months before the November elections for Fairfax County supervisors, two-term incumbent John Foust is facing a tough challenge in his Dranesville District, new campaign disclosure reports show. Since January, Republican Jennifer Chronis has edged out Foust in total cash contributions in the wealthy district that includes McLean and Great Falls, $132,331 to $111,986, the reports show.

VaNews July 17, 2015



FAIRFAX REPUBLICAN TO HOLD ‘FIREHOUSE’ ELECTIONS FOR SEVEN SUPERVISOR SEATS

By ANTONIO OLIVO, Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Fairfax County Republicans will nominate candidates for seven of the county’s 10 supervisor seats through a series of “firehouse canvass” elections, rather than a state-funded primary, a party official said Tuesday. The Republican nominees for the other three seats, including chairman of the board of supervisors, will be chosen in the June 9 primary.

VaNews February 25, 2015



REPUBLICAN LAUNCHES BID TO UNSEAT FOUST IN DRANESVILLE

Sun Gazette

Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and current IBM executive Jennifer Chronis is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) in the Nov. 3 election. “I’ve demonstrated a lifetime commitment to public service,” said Chronis, a Great Falls resident. “I believe I have the right background and experience to make a difference.”

VaNews February 17, 2015