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VaNews for 2019 Fairfax County Supervisor Chairperson (At Large) - Regular General and 2019 Fairfax County Supervisor Chairperson (At Large) - Regular Primary


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

By STAFF REPORT, Inside NOVA (Metered Paywall)

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

By ALLY SCHWEITZER, WAMU

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


Ethics Complaint Against Jeff McKay To Be Sent To Police, Attorney General

By ALLY SCHWEITZER, WAMU

A Democratic candidate in the contentious race for chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is stepping up his pursuit of an ethics complaint against rival Jeff McKay. Tim Chapman, an affordable-housing developer, is one of four Democratic candidates running for Fairfax County’s highest elected office. Chapman for Chair Tim Chapman, a newcomer to county politics, tells WAMU he plans to take the complaint to Virginia state and county police, after the office of the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney reportedly declined to accept the complaint Tuesday, saying it must first be brought to county police for an investigation.

VaNews May 23, 2019


Chapman pursues ethics complaint against McKay in bitter Fairfax board race

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

Tim Chapman, a Democratic candidate for chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, announced Tuesday that he is pursuing an ethics complaint against a rival, a day after revealing he was behind a memo that accused the other candidate of benefiting from a quid pro quo relationship with developers.

VaNews May 22, 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