By Brad Swanson:
You should not look too closely into the making of laws or sausages, runs the saying attributed (incorrectly) to Germany’s “Iron Chancellor”, Otto von Bismarck. But what would he have thought about the convoluted process of making Democratic Party candidates for Fairfax County elected offices?
Overall, there will be more than 50 offices on Fairfax County ballots on November 5, 2019. Whew! And before you have elections you have candidate selection –or, in the case of non-partisan offices, endorsement. And this is a process of legislative, not to mention sausage-packing, complexity.
To keep the machinery moving, Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) helpfully keeps a list of candidates and ongoing selections, updated frequently. Click here to access.
To start, here are the offices to be elected on Nov. 5:
9 State Senators
17 House of Delegates Members
9 Board of Supervisors Members
1 Chairperson, Board of Supervisors
1 Commonwealth’s Attorney
9 District School Board Members
3 At-Large School Board Members
3 Soil & Water Conservation District Directors
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