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Monday, November 7, 2011

Various groups endorsing candidates vying to represent Annandale area

For all of you who still haven’t made up your minds about who to vote for tomorrow, it might be helpful to see which organizations have endorsed the candidates.

Here is a list of some of the major endorsements for candidates hoping to represent Annandale/Mason District residents:

State Senate – 37th District
Dave Marsden, (Democrat, incumbent): Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Northern Virginia Technology Council, Laborers’ International Union of North America, Washington Post.
Jason Flanary (Republican): Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce.

State Senate – 35th District
Dick Saslaw (D, incumbent, majority leader in Senate): Virginia Education Association, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Virginia AFL-CIO, Virginia Professional Firefighters, Washington Post.
Robert Sarvis (R): There aren’t any endorsements listed on his website or Facebook page.

House of Delegates – 38th District
Kaye Kory (D, incumbent, unopposed): Northern Virginia Technology Council, Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, Fairfax County Firefighters, Washington Post, Virginia Education Association, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Northern Virginia Labor Federation, Virginia Planned Parenthood, Virginia AFL-CIO.

House of Delegates – 49th District
Alfonso Lopez (D, unopposed): Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Arlington Education Association, Planned Parenthood, Falls Church News-Press, Virginia AFL-CIO, former Gov. Tim Kaine.


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair

Sharon Bulova (D, incumbent): Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Washington Post, Falls Church News-Press, Fairfax County Deputy Sheriffs Coalition, International Association of Firefighters Local 2068, Fairfax Coalition of Police Local 5000, Fairfax County Government Employees Union, Northern Virginia Labor Federation, Fairfax County League of Conservation Voters, Northern Virginia Realtors, Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Fairfax Education Association.
Spike Williams (R): Gov. Robert McDonnell, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Supervisor – Braddock District

John Cook (R, incumbent): Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Washington Post.
Janet Oleszek (D): Fairfax Coalition of Police Local 5000, Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 2068, Fairfax Education Association, Laborers’ International Union of North America Mid-Atlantic Region, Virginia NOW, former Gov. Tim Kaine.

Supervisor – Mason District

Penny Gross (D, incumbent): Fairfax County Government Employees Union, Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 2068, Fairfax Education Association, Northern Virginia Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Communication Workers of America Local 2222, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax League of Conservation Voters, Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Washington Post, Falls-Church News Press.
David Feld (R): There aren’t any endorsements listed on his website or Facebook page.

School board – Mason District

Sandy Evans (incumbent, unopposed): Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Fairfax Education Association, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Fairfax Zero Tolerance Reform, Fairfax CAPS (Coalition of Advocates for Public Schools).

School board - Braddock District

Nell Hurley: Fairfax County Republican Committee.
Megan McLaughlin: Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Fairfax Education Association, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Fairfax Zero Tolerance Reform, Restore Honors Courses, FairfaxCAPS, Washington Post.

School board – At-large

Sheree Brown-Kaplan: Fairfax County Republican Committee, Gov. McDonnell, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Fairfax Zero Tolerance Reform.
Lin-Dai Kendall: Fairfax County Republican Committee, Gov. McDonnell.
Lolita Mancheno-Smoak: Fairfax County Republican Committee, Gov. McDonnell, Fairfax Education Association, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Fairfax Zero Tolerance Reform, Washington Post.
Ryan McElveen: Fairfax County Democratic Committee.
Ilryong Moon: Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Fairfax Education Association, Washington Post.
Steve Stuban: Fairfax Education Association, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Fairfax Zero Tolerance Reform, Fairfax CAPS. 
Ted Velkoff: Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Washington Post.

3 comments:

  1. This is the problem with politics today. Too many interest groups getting involved. It is an indirect bribery: Politicians promising special benefits to the interest groups for votes.
    People should vote on candidates who can benefit EVERY citizen as a whole, with issues like -
    Traffic, Creating business/commerce/jobs, Education, Efficient use of Taxes, Tough on crime/illegals, Promoting a sense of community, etc.
    These examples will benefit EVERYONE, and not divide us within interest groups, age, race,class, etc.

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  2. You will notice most of the groups (personal endorsements aside) heaping all of these endorsemnets on are liberal or way left of center don't you? That is how they buy influence, and once elected, these folks rack up the public debt by giving away free services with other people's money and they all look like "good people."

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  3. Totally agree. I understand we need basic public services (roads, police, schools, etc.) With our taxes used efficiently, these should be provided properly. However, when interest groups, unions, lobbyists & politicians get involved, it lays the ground for corruption, self-interest, spending like there's no tomorrow, & politicians using taxpayers money for their own personal purpose.

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