Monday, October 3, 2011
Beth El Hebrew Congregation hosted a candidates' brunch.
Candidates in three state senate races fielded questions from constituents at a candidates’ brunch at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria on Sunday. The brunch was hosted by the Brotherhood of Beth El Congregation. 36th District candidates Jeff Frederick and Sen. Toddy Puller, 39th District candidates Miller Baker and Sen. George Barker, and 31st District candidate Barbara Favola. Favola’s opponent, Caren Merrick, was not present. Immigration, transportation, HOT lanes, and BRAC were discussed at length. “We haven’t done anything significant for transportation funding since 1986,” said Sen. Puller. “We did get the formula changed a little bit for Northern Virginia. It’s just outrageous what we have not done for our citizens as far as…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Mark Warner and former Governor Kaine announced their endorsement of Senator Puller for reelection
Sen. Jim Webb and Sen. Mark Warner, as well as former Gov. Tim Kaine announced their endorsement of state Sen. Linda "Toddy" Puller for re-election this week. Puller is running against Republican challenger Jeff Frederick for the 36th District seat. Webb said in a press release: “Toddy Puller is an exceptional public servant. Thanks to her hard work and skill, Toddy has helped tackle some of the toughest challenges facing Northern Virginia—improving the Route 1 corridor, strengthening public education and safeguarding our quality of life. As her friend for many years, I know Toddy to be a fierce advocate for Virginia’s veterans and military families. She’s earned our trust.” “I have known Toddy Puller for more than 20 years and she is …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Supporters of Senator Toddy Puller came out to a house party hosted at a private home in Dumfries Thursday night.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Jeff Frederick will now take on incumbent Toddy Puller in the November General Election.
In a sweeping victory, Jeff Frederick won the Republican primary for the 36th Senate seat Tuesday night, despite intermittent earthquakes throughout the day. Frederick announced to a crowd of supporters in Dumfries that he received the call that he won the primary Tuesday night. Frederick held the lead early when precincts began reporting votes after polls closed at 7 p.m. In Prince William County, Frederick gained 76.80 percent, or 2,626 votes, of the unofficial tally, according to the Virginia State Board of Elections website. Challenger Tito Muñoz brought in 793 votes from the county, or 23.19 percent of the vote. Nearly six percent of voters in Prince William County turned out for the primary election, a low turnout, but something that…
Monday, August 22, 2011
VA Sen. Toddy Puller's Saturday Mount Vernon-area campaign canvass
Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine joined state Senator Toddy Puller for her canvass kickoff on Saturday outside the home of Paul Siegel. Puller, a Democrat, is the incumbent running for re-election for her state Senate seat in the 36th District. Joining Kaine was state Delegate Scott Surovell, who is running for re-election in the 44th District Delegate campaign, and Dan Storck, who is running for Fairfax County School Board re-election for the Mt. Vernon District.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Ribbon cut, volunteers honored, food served.
About 100 people gathered Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the opening of Lorton Community Action Center’s new food storage facility. LCAC Executive Director Steve Rorke said the facility consolidates food from five locations into one building. The new pantry and freezer meets federal standards, and will provide increased safety, organization and efficiency in food distribution. Rorke said LCAC has seen a 67 percent increase in demand for food since 2007. Speaking for the South Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, businessman Conrad Mehan said, “LCAC maximizes the efficiency of every dollar because they spend on their mission and only on their mission. The better job they do, the more they help others, and the better off we all are,” he …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Three month's after Education Coordinator's elimination, dissatisfaction remains
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Shawn Drury
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Shortly after the position of Education Coordinator of Gunston Hall was eliminated in January, officials were deluged with questions from citizens concerned about the future of the former home of George Mason. Those citizens believed that eliminating the position of Education Coordinator conflicted directly with one of the primary missions of Gunston Hall, which is to educate the public about the life of the man who drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights. In the last three months, lobbying has taken place in private, but also in public, with some openly calling for the ouster of Gunston Hall’s director David Reese. It is Reese who has been at the center of much of the criticism for the perceived decline of Gunston Hall. Being that …
Monday, March 7, 2011
From State Senator Toddy Puller
This year’s General Assembly Session ended one day late. Budget negotiators worked to reach a compromise on the budget resolving the differences between the Senate and the House. For FY 2012, $75.6 million in funds from the General Fund (GF) were added for K-12 education by reaching a compromise between the Senate’s proposal of $100.6 million and the House’s reduction by $0.7 million. Additional funding of $68.8 million was included for Medicaid provider restorations and $30 million was appropriated to the Behavioral and Developmental Services Trust Fund in response to concerns raised by the U.S. Department of Justice. The purpose of the fund is to transition individuals from state training centers into the community. In the area of …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
State their dissatisfaction on the current state of operations at the George Mason site
A group of Gunston Hall volunteers rose before dawn yesterday morning to travel to Richmond and share their concerns with government officials about recent events at the George Mason historic site. The termination of the Education Coordinator eleven days ago upset many in the community of volunteers and supporters. The move caused some to question the commitment to education of the Director of Gunston Hall, David Reese. The group that went to Richmond yesterday, was led by former delegate Jim Dillard, who is on the Gunston Hall Advisory Board. Dillard spoke to the edcuation committee, where he publicly questioned whether Reese was the right person to lead Gunston Hall. Dillard cited a lack of commitment by Reese to the mission of Gunston …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Del. Surovell and Sen. Puller co-hosted town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Mount Vernon Government Center
The meeting was casual and intimate with lawmakers, fresh from a long week in Richmond, calling on many of their constituents by name. Delegate Scott Surovell (D-44) and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-36) kicked off the meeting with an update from the Virginia capitol after the General Assembly's second full week. They also outlined major bills them and their committees. Both politicians remarked on the busy schedules before them between now and the close of the regular session on Feb. 26. Puller announced the Route 1 transit bill had passed uniamously out of committee, and she was finally getting great support from a variety of stakeholders. "I feel very optimistic that we will get some attention down here," Puller said. Puller went on to discuss …