Democrat Marc Greidinger, an attorney from Springfield specializing in environmental and conservation issues, is challenging Republican incumbent John C. Cook for the Braddock District seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Other Democrats are expected to join the supervisor race in Braddock, as well, possibly including Christopher Wade, a management consultant and member of the board of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. A primary will be held Aug. 23.
The Braddock District includes most of the Annandale business district and most Annandale neighborhoods south and west of the beltway.
Megan McLaughlin, the chair of the Fairfax Education Coalition and the president and co-founder of FairGrade, is running for the Braddock District seat on the Fairfax County school board held by Tessie Wilson.
Cook kicks off his re-election campaign tomorrow evening at a public reception at Interstate World Wide Relocation, 5801 Rolling Road, Springfield, 7:30 p.m.
Cook, a lawyer and former president of the Kings Park Civic Association, was elected to the Board of Supervisors in March 2009 in a special election to fill the unexpired term of Sharon Bulova, who was elected chairman of the Board of Supervisors in January 2009. Bulova was elected to fill the seat vacated by former chairman Gerry Connolly, who was elected to Congress in November 2008.
The press release announcing his re-election campaign calls Cook “a voice of reason on the board, calling for holding the line on property tax payments, confronting a $1.2 billion unfunded liability in the county’s pension system, and continuing to look for savings, consolidations, and outsourcing of county programs where possible.” He calls “constituent services and community building the hallmarks of his term.”