Archives: ‘Choice 2010’

House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong Condemns Cuccinelli Remarks

December 8th, 2010 | [From: Choice 2010]

House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong released the following statement condemning Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s remarks that Virginia no longer needs oversight of electoral redistricting under the Voting Rights Act:

MacDonald Considers Run For Mayor

December 2nd, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Choice 2010]

In 2007, former Vice Mayor Andrew H. MacDonald resigned that position, citing personal reasons. Now, He is thinking about re-entering public life in Alexandria as a candidate for mayor in 2012.

Moran, Rousselot Vie For Virginia Democratic Party Chair

November 8th, 2010 | [From: Choice 2010, Other News]

On Dec. 4, Virginia’s Democrats will elect a new Party chair. On Thursday, former Arlington Democratic Committee Chair Peter Rousselot announced his candidacy and today, former Virginia Delegate Alexandrian Brian Moran threw his hat into the ring.

Eighth District Voters Send Moran Back To Congress

November 2nd, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Choice 2010]

Incumbent Democrat Jim Moran will return to the U. S. House of Representatives for an 11th term in what is considered to be one of the safest Democratic districts in Congress.

Republican challenger J. Patrick Murray got only 37% of the vote while Moran earned 61%. Independent Green Party candidate Ron Fisher got only 1.4% of the votes cast.

Alexandria Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected

November 2nd, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Choice 2010]

Alexandrians appear to be voting in higher numbers than expected.

As of noon, around 22,000 Alexandrians had cast ballots today. “We had originally predicted a turnout of about 35,000 or 44%. If double the number of people vote during the rest of the day, we could have a turnout as high as 44,000 or just under 50%,” said Alexandria’s Voter Registrar Tom Parkins.

Three Amendments On Ballot

October 25th, 2010 | [From: Choice 2010]

On November 2, Virginians will not only be electing members of the U.S. House of Representatives but also deciding on whether to adopt three amendments to the Virginia Constitution – two on property tax relief and one to increase the State’s Rainy Day Fund. Virginia State Senators George Barker (D-39th) and Linda “Toddy Puller” (D-36th) patroned the Amendments in the Senate and Delegates John O’Bannon (R-73rd) and Mark Cole (R-88th) in the House.

Temple Beth El Brotherhood Holds Congressional Candidates Forum

October 18th, 2010 | [From: 2010 In Review, Choice 2010, Top Stories]

Yesterday morning, Congressional candidates from Virginia’s eighth and 11th Districts came to Temple Beth El in Alexandria to respond to questions from their constituents. Five of the six candidates were there, with Republican challenger Keith Fimian from the 11th District the only candidate who declined to participate.

Murray Gets Small Business Endorsement

October 12th, 2010 | [From: Business, Choice 2010]

Virginia’s Eighth District Congressional Republican candidate Patrick Murray has received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the nation’s leading small business organization, the Murray Campaign announced today.

October 12 Deadline To Register And Update Virginia Voter Registrations

October 5th, 2010 | [From: Choice 2010]

he legal deadline to register to vote in the November 2 General Election for U.S. House of Representatives and three proposed Virginia constitutional amendments is Tuesday, October 12 at 5 p.m. Mail registration applications must be postmarked on or before October 12.

Absentee Voting Provides Options For Eligible City Voters

September 13th, 2010 | [From: Choice 2010, Top Stories]

Absentee voting opens to eligible voters on Friday, September 17. The ballot includes the race for U.S. House of Representatives and three proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution. City Election Officials anticipate a turnout of 30,000 to 35,000 voters for the 2010 General Election.