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

Terry McAuliffe Sparks Talk of a Gubernatorial Campaign By Hiring Staff

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe has made his way into the news as he’s started staffing his political action committee. Common Good VA PAC hadn’t had any full time staff since it became clear T-Mac wouldn’t be running for president, but … Continue reading

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SCC Rejects Dominion’s Request for Rate Increase

Despite already bringing in enormous amounts of money that allow it to spend a hefty sum on lobbying efforts to influence lawmakers, Dominion Energy has been actively trying to increase its profit margins by increasing Virginia’s ratepayer bills. The utility … Continue reading

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Video: Jennifer Wexton Holds Town Hall in Hamilton

One of the major complaints about Barbara Comstock was she refused to hold town halls during her time in Congress. She was so adamant in her refusal to engage the public that community groups eventually ended up holding mock town … Continue reading

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Fairfax County School Board Discusses Absences for Civic Engagement

After the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL back in February of 2018, a student led movement calling for an end to gun violence swept across the country. That movement involved student organized walkouts of school, lobby … Continue reading

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Eileen Filler-Corn Isn’t the Only Candidate for Speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates

When she was elected Minority Leader last December, most Democrats assumed Eileen Filler-Corn would become the next Speaker of the House of Delegates once the Democrats gained the majority. Now that Tuesday’s election resulted in the Democrats having a 55 … Continue reading

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Election Day Brought Joy to Virginia!!

Election Day is always one that’s rather exciting for those of us in politics because it’s what we’ve been working for the whole year (and in some cases, longer). But getting up at oh dark thirty to be all set … Continue reading

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In Final Days Before Election, School Board Candidate Laura Drain Keeps Bringing Up Transgender Athletes

One of the latest ways to prove you’re against equality for the transgender community is to bring up girls athletics. The anti-LGBT crowd claims having gender identity included in the school system’s non-discrimination policy will result in boys suddenly declaring … Continue reading

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Arthur Purves Illustrates the Current State of the Fairfax County Republican Party

While most folks believe Senator Janet Howell will coast to reelection in the 32nd District since her opponent is a repeat candidate who has hardly any money backing his campaign, the rhetoric used by Arthur Purves is a prime example … Continue reading

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Washington Post Endorses Dan Helmer and John Bell

With four days until the election, the Washington Post has weighed in on several of the crucial General Assembly races here in Northern Virginia. After calling out the “vitriolic” and “poisonous tone” resulting from the Republicans taking “a page from … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Schultz Blames Everyone Else for Her Lack of Community Engagement

Most of the candidates endorsed by the Fairfax County Republican Party for the school board this year have been ranting and raving about how Democrats have had a majority on the school board since it became an elected position back … Continue reading

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