Thursday, May 24, 2012
Carol James weighs in on her support of PAC Democrats for a Better Alexandria and voting in June and November.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
To the Editor: As David Speck, a former member of the Alexandria City Council and Virginia House of Delegates, said in this space: "(W)hen a group of us came together to form Securing Alexandria’s Future, we were looking for candidates who had positive, strategic, long-term, big picture views of the city and were willing to make tough (i.e., occasionally unpopular) decisions about our city’s future." In joining an earlier political action committee—Democrats for a Better Alexandria (DBA)—I was motivated to provide voters with information about candidates (accessible on the website democratsforabetteralexandria.blogspot.com). DBA's endorsements—Boyd Walker, Arthur Peabody, Sammie Moshenberg, John Taylor Chapman, Tim Lovain and Justin Wilson…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Group selects six it deems "most qualified to serve the city" along with two honorable mentions.
Local political action committee Securing Alexandria’s Future has thrown its support behind six of the 14 Democratic candidates for City Council, also naming two “runners-up.” The PAC, which is co-chaired by former Councilmen Lonnie Rich and David Speck, has selected John Chapman, Sean Holihan, Tim Lovain, Del Pepper, Paul Smedberg and Justin Wilson as “candidates most qualified to serve the city.” The group said: “We also feel that two candidates, Donna Fossum and Melissa Feld, are worthy of consideration. …Although not endorsed by SAF, both Fossum and Feld… exhibited a commitment to community involvement.” SAF leaders also include former Police Chief David Baker and current City Councilmen Kerry Donley and Rob Krupicka, both of whom are …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Three PACs form to offer voters their opinions for the June 12 primary.
Democrats for a Better Alexandria unveiled its list of endorsements in the race for City Council Thursday morning at the Royal Restaurant in Old Town after 11 of the 14 Democratic candidates completed questionnaires on time and were interviewed by members of the political action committee. “We picked the six that seemed to fit the best in how we believe a better city can be achieved,” said Dorothea Peters, who co-chairs Democrats for a Better Alexandria with Jack Sullivan. After what Sullivan categorized as an “extensive” process, the political action committee opted to endorse candidates John Chapman, Tim Lovain, Sammie Moshenberg, Arthur Peabody, Boyd Walker and Justin Wilson. The committee posted the candidates’ completed questionnaires…