|Gross and Bulova|
Among the politicians who turned out for Gross at the 15th Annual Champagne and Chocolate Extravaganza: Rep. Jim Moran, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia Sen. Dick Saslaw, Del. Kaye Kory, Del. Jim Scott, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, Supervisor Jim McKay, Supervisor John Faust, and school board member Sandy Evans.
Gross told the audience she loves representing the Mason District even though it takes “every gray cell and ounce of energy” to do so. One of her biggest challenges will be“to maintain the excellent reputation of our schools,” Gross said. She vowed to “work on transportation and environmental issues, celebrate diversity, revitalize our older communities, and maintain our quality of life.”
Connolly said Gross’ “thoughtful leadership and caring heart really made a difference for this community.” Bulova lauded Gross’ service on the board, calling her “my right hand.” Gross is vice chair of the board and chairs its environmental and personnel committees.
The Fairfax County Republican Party has not yet announced who will run against Gross.