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May 1, 2012 Published in Choice 2013, Top Stories

Alexandrians For A Livable City Endorses Candidates For Democratic City Council Primary

Alexandrians for a Livable City, a new Political Action Committee, has endorsed five candidates in the June 12, Democratic City Council Primary Election; Boyd Walker, Allison Silberberg, Arthur Peabody, Sammie Moshenberg, Victoria Menjivar.

Katy Cannady, a long time Alexandria community activist, described the new PAC and the Candidate selection process in a press release.

“We believe that the local City Council election to be held this November will be a turning point in the history of our city.  So many Democrats are running for the six places on Council that even well informed voters are likely to have trouble identifying them and their positions on the most important issues.  Already, our friends and neighbors are asking us to recommend candidates.  Therefore, we decided that we would provide our recommendations as broadly as possible by forming a political action committee. We are the Alexandrians for a Livable City because this name best sums up our desires for the future of our hometown.

“We have made our choices independently of advice from any other group.  We did consult the web sites of candidates and the answers to candidate questionnaires publicized by the Democrats for a Better Alexandria.

“We are registered with the State Board of Elections as a PAC.  The PAC’s four directors are Katy Cannady, Lynn Bostain, Robert Pringle and Ginny Hines Parry,” Cannady wrote.

Katy Cannady is a longtime observer of local government and frequent attendee at public meetings in Alexandria.  She recently resigned as president of the local chapter of the League of Women Voters so she could engage in partisan political activity.

Lynn Bostain is a West End civic leader who lives in the section of the city that is most affected by the BRAC installation and the plan for even more density envisioned by the Beauregard Corridor Plan.

Robert Pringle is an Old Town resident with deep roots in this city.  He chose to retire here after a career in the Foreign Service.  Recently, he has been an active member of the Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan organization.

Ginny Hines Parry is another civic activist with an intense interest in local government issues.  Like Katy, she is former president of the Alexandria League of Women Voters.

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