Archives: ‘Choice 2013’

Delegate Charniele Herring: Doing What Comes Next

November 27th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

Alexandrians who have known Delegate Charniele Herring (D-46) for the past 20 years are not surprised that she has thrown her hat in the ring to become the next chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. Most see it as Herring doing as she has always done: what comes next.

Moran To Step Down As Party Chair Following Successful Elections

November 15th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Top Stories]

Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran released the following statement today announcing that he will step down from his position following a successful 2012 campaign effort:

"Being the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia over these past two years has been one of the great honors of my life. I am proud to have led a party that played a substantial role in the statewide effort to reelect President Barack Obama and send Tim Kaine to the United States Senate, and laid the foundation to continue our momentum and elect our candidates in 2013 and beyond.

At The Polls

November 8th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Top Stories]

The 2012 General Election is over and while the General Registrar and his staff are still reviewing provisional ballots, we know that voter turn-out in Alexandria was 75,398 or 85% of the 86,0900 active registered voters, up from 80% in 2008.

Candidates Victorious

November 7th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Editorials]

After the last local election three and a half years ago, City Council voted hastily to move elections to the fall. There were predictions that the crush of candidates would cause long delays at the polls. There were predictions that the heavier turnout in a largely Democratic City would swamp Republican and Independent candidates.

Staying The Course: Alexandria, Virginia, The Nation

November 7th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

The voters have spoken: and after all of the discussion about change, they have decided to stay the course. Obama has been re-elected as the president of the United States and won Virginia by a margin of 50.51% to 47.91%; Democrat Tim Kaine has been elected as the new U.S. senator from Virginia and the Democrats have swept the Alexandria City Council.

Voter Turnout Strong

November 6th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

The polls in Virginia have been open for just over nine hours and voter turnout is strong.

Your Vote Counts

November 5th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013]

Tomorrow is Nov. 6, the day of the General Election. Every vote is important.

Little Factual Understanding Of Councilman Fannon’s Positions

November 5th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Letters/Opinions]

To the Editor:

The writer of your November 2nd letter, Mr. Friedman, seemed to have very little factual understanding of Councilman Fannon's positions on the following topics.
The letter states that Councilman Fannon is opposed to funding for building and maintaining public schools. Fannon fully funded the School Board’s budget request in FY 2013. Fannon voted for the budget and it passed. Alexandria already spends more per pupil than any neighboring jurisdiction and Fannon sees no reason this trend should continue.

Under Helen Morris Meaningful Steps Taken To Improve Jefferson-Houston

November 5th, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Letters/Opinions]

Letter to the Editor:

I was astounded to read the November 3 letter from Nathan Alexander concerning School Board Member Helen Morris.

Helen Morris has been a member of the ACPS School Board only since 2009. The significant difficulties faced by the Jefferson Houston elementary school long pre-date her tenure on the School Board, by a factor of decades. In fact, it is specifically during her tenure that -- finally -- meaningful steps have been taken to improve Jefferson-Houston.

School Board President Morris Has Presided Over Jefferson-Houston’s Academic Decline

November 3rd, 2012 | [From: Choice 2013, Letters/Opinions]

To The Editor:

You obvious like style because school board candidate Morris is without substance. Her endorsement is poorly considered. It is Vice Chairman Morris who has presided over Jefferson-Houston's academic decline.