Monday, November 7, 2011
A guide to candidates and races in the Nov. 8 elections
Residents will choose new state and local representation Nov. 8. Here’s your complete guide to who’s running to represent Vienna. For all of our election stories from this year, visit our Elections Page. Where and When to Vote Due to statewide redistricting, some voters may be going to a different polling location than in past years, even if the voter has not moved. Find out where to vote here. WHO’S ON THE BALLOT Vienna's residents will be selecting a state senator, house delegates, and Fairfax County schools and government officials. STATE Culipher, Petersen: State Senate – District 34 Incumbent Chap Petersen, a Democrat, is facing a challenge from Gerarda Culipher. Petersen (website, Facebook, Twitter) has served in the Virginia State …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Candidates speak on pyramid planning, curriculum as election approaches
Marshall High School's PTSA hosted a forum for at-large school board candidates Wednesday, asking a series of questions specific to their community and pyramid. Candidates in attendance included: Among them: Question 1: What suggestions do you have for pyramid planning in order to accommodate the rapid influx of students? Question 2: What are your thoughts on the current general education curriculum, in particular as it pertains to elementary schools? Question 3: Why is there a mandatory Economics course for freshmen even if the student is taking two AP math courses? To see candidate responses to each of the questions, click the videos in the media player above.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
One in a series of at-large school board candidates responses to reader questions
Seven candidates will vie for three at-large seats on the Fairfax County School Board in the Nov. 8 elections. As election day approaches, Patch has selected six questions based on submissions from readers and sent them in a survey to all at-large candidates. Over the course of the next week, Patch will run the responses of the six candidates who returned the questionnaires. These responses are unedited, in the candidates' own words. Note: Candidate Lin-Dai Kendall did not return the survey. Oct. 5: Sheree Brown-Kaplan Oct. 6: Lolita Mancheno-Smoak Oct 7: Ryan McElveen Oct. 10: Ilryong Moon Oct. 11: Steve Stuban Oct. 12: Ted Velkoff Today, Ted Velkoff Is FCPS underfunded, overfunded, or properly funded at the current level? Explain. …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Discipline reform has become a key issue in this school board race. See how the candidates stack up.
Ten candidates are vying for an at-large seat on the Fairfax County School Board. Patch has asked each of them a series of questions on discipline policy reform - a topic fast becoming a key issue in this crowded race. 1. Do you think the recent reforms passed by the school board changing the discipline policy were appropriate? The June 9 discipline policy reforms were both much needed and long overdue. They improve the Hearing Office’s accountability to families and to the public, and they improve the flexibility of school personnel in handling the infractions of individual students at the local school level. 2. How would you have voted on this issue? I am in favor of all of the reforms enacted on June 9 and would have voted for them…
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Incumbent Moon receives lone majority endorsement; committee votes to set aside bylaws to award remaining two
After two rounds of ballot voting and several special motions, Fairfax County Democratic Committee members endorsed Ilryong Moon, Charisse Espy Glassman and Ted Velkoff as their candidates in November’s Fairfax County School Board elections, at a Tuesday meeting that became heated when the group voted to depart from its endorsement laws and award two endorsements without a majority. “I think we chose three great candidates,” said Marc Greidinger, a Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidate and FCDC member. “What I tried to do in each vote was choose different people with different strengths. And with these three candidates, I think we’ve accomplished that. It was a messy way to do it, but we did it.” The committee endorses three at-…