VaNews for 2015 Fairfax County Supervisor (Mount Vernon) - Regular General and 2015 Fairfax County Supervisor (Mount Vernon) - Regular Primary



4 DEMOCRATS COMPETE IN FAIRFAX’S SOMETIMES DIVIDED MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT

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

The Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County is physically divided by the sprawling Fort Belvoir military base, a sort of modern-day Mason-Dixon Line in an area that is sometimes at odds with itself. To the north and to the south, civic groups function apart from one another, clashing at times over who gets more resources and more desirable development and who has more problems with traffic and other suburban ills.

VaNews June 1, 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



SARGEANT JOINS COMPETITIVE FIELD TO REPLACE HYLAND IN FAIRFAX

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

Democrats in Fairfax County are lining up to replace Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland, the veteran leader of the Mount Vernon district who announced last month that he would not seek re-election. On Tuesday evening, planning commissioner Tim Sargeant announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, arguing that his nearly nine years on that board make him the most qualified.

VaNews February 12, 2015



LONGTIME FAIRFAX COUNTY SUPERVISOR GERALD W. HYLAND TO RETIRE

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

Fairfax County Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland (D) said Monday that he plans to retire at the end of the year after nearly 30 years in office, guaranteeing a second open seat on the 10-member board nine months before the November elections. Hyland, 78, cited his age and health as the main reasons that he decided not to pursue another term, saying he is losing the energy required for what are often long days representing the Mount Vernon district in the southern portion of the county.

VaNews February 3, 2015