Chairman Sharon Bulova Announces
She Will Not Seek Re-election

Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2019.

“It has been an honor to serve the Fairfax County community,” Chairman Bulova said. “During these past 30 years, I have been privileged to work alongside dedicated elected officials at every level of government, with talented, caring county staff and a county full of enthusiastic community volunteers. While I will not be running for re-election in 2019 I sure do have a lot to look back on with great satisfaction.”

Sharon Bulova served as the Braddock District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1988 - 2009, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in a special election in 2009. She was re-elected Chairman in 2011 and again in 2015. The year 2019 will mark her 10th year as Chairman and her 31st year as a member of the Board of Supervisors.

During her career, Chairman Bulova is proud of her role in founding the VRE commuter rail system, piloting Metro’s Silver Line Phase 1 over the finish line, navigating through the Great Recession and federal sequestration while retaining Fairfax County’s triple AAA Bond rating, founding Faith Communities in Action, initiating Communities of Trust, convening the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, helping launch Diversion First, facilitating the new vision and plan for Tysons, and spearheading numerous environmental, historical and cultural initiatives on behalf of the residents of Fairfax County.

“There is still much to do and contribute,” Chairman Bulova said. “My term does not end until the end of next year. I look forward to working with you during these months ahead and thank you for your engagement, support and participation in your community.”

The upcoming election for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will take place on November 5, 2019, and the new Board will begin its work on January 1, 2020.

Supervisor Jeff McKay of the Lee District is planning to run for chairman of the board, and Supervisor Pat Herrity (Springfield), is considering a run.

Supervisor Linda Smyth (Providence) announced this week that she will not seek re-election. Two candidates are running in a Democratic primary to succeed her: Erika Yalowitz, vice president of the Providence District Council, and Dalia Palchik, who represents Providence on the Fairfax County school board.  John Cook (Braddock) announced in November he will not be running for re-election.

The Board of Supervisors election is Nov. 5. Primaries will be held June 11. The new board will begin its work on Jan. 1, 2020.

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