Author Archives: Bryan J. Scrafford

About Bryan J. Scrafford

Bryan Scrafford grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC and stayed in the region for both college and his professional life. An avid baseball and hockey fan, Bryan's also involved with several advocacy organizations fighting for economic justice, LGBT rights, and other issues. You can follow him on twitter at @bscrafford and Instagram at @bjscrafford

Andi Bayer Says FCPS is Wasting Money on Teacher Training, Mental Health, and Creating “a Child Centered Utopia”

During a forum at Mantua Elementary School on Sunday, candidates for the Fairfax County School Board were asked about where they thought there was wasteful spending in the school system’s budget. Andi Bayer, the Republican running for the Providence seat, … Continue reading

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Closing Statements at LWV Forum Show Stark Contrast Between Eric Anthony Jones and Dalia Palchik

While there’s not always ground breaking news at debates, they do provide voters with a good opportunity to hear from candidates and can give a glimpse into what separates the candidates. Last week’s League of Women Voters forum for the … Continue reading

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Walter Alcorn Brings Passion for Service to his Board of Supervisors Campaign

Walter Alcorn, the Democratic candidate for Hunter Mill Supervisor, held an event over the weekend where Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and Rep. Gerry Connolly also joined as the guests of honor. Kate Hanley, who served on the Fairfax County Board of … Continue reading

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Video: Del. Ken Plum Reminds Folks of What’s at Stake This Year

Delegate Ken Plum was first elected to the House of Delegates back in 1978 and hasn’t faced an opponent in the last few elections, but he’s still out listening to what folks have to say and giving them an update … Continue reading

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GOP School Board Candidates Say “We Like America” and Rant About Democrats Having a Majority

While they’re not receiving as much attention as some of the races for the General Assembly, there has been a lot of drama taking place in races for Fairfax County School Board. In addition to Elizabeth Schultz’s controversial remarks about … Continue reading

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Releases Statement on the Passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings

I was just in a meeting last week where we discussed various options of how to approach Rep. Cummings on a few relatively minor issues. It was therefore very surprising when I heard the news this morning that Cummings passed … Continue reading

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Dalia Palchik and Eric Anthony Jones Discuss Gun Violence at LWV Forum

The gun violence epidemic has been impacting communities all across the country, but the mass shooting in Virginia Beach has given too many Virginians a reminder of how it can unfortunately impact us right here in our home state. It … Continue reading

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School Board Candidate Andi Bayer Says LGBT Students are “Loudest Special Interest Group” and “We Should Stop Wasting Our Time” on Equality

I’m still working on several more posts that will provide in depth analysis and recordings of last night’s League of Women Voters forums for the Providence district, but I wanted to draw attention to the answers the school board candidates … Continue reading

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Video: Karl Frisch Opening and Closing Statements at LWV Forum

The League of Women Voters held a forum in the Providence district portion of Fairfax County last night with candidates for both the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. There’s a lot of information to decompress, so I will … Continue reading

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Springfield Forum Highlights Clear Differences Between Linda Sperling and Pat Herrity

One of the major themes being discussed during community forums here in Fairfax leading up to election day is the idea that we need to set aside partisanship when it comes to local government and focus in on getting things … Continue reading

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