By Carla Branch and Ryan Holtz
The Alexandria Republican City Committee held a canvas on June 2, and will nominate three candidates to compete for a seat on the Alexandria City Council in November: Incumbents Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes and John R. “Bob” Wood. The ARCC has until June 15, to certify these candidates to the Alexandria Electoral Board.
Approximately 100 people participated in the canvas. Party rules required that a candidate must receive 50% of the votes cast to become a candidate. Democrats will choose their six candidates in a Primary Election on June 12.
Fannon, a lifelong Alexandrian, was elected to Council in 2009. Hughes moved to Alexandria in 2008
and was also elected in 2009. She ran as an Independent because she was employed by the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office and was prohibited from any political Party affiliation. She is no longer employed at PTO and has become a member of the ARCC.
Wood retired from the military as a Lieutenant General after serving his country for 36 years. He is a 1968 graduate of T. C. Williams High School.