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Is Bill Euille Headed to Richmond?

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille to meet with Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe's transition team.

Bill Euille was elected to a fourth term as Alexandria mayor in 2012 (Photo credit: Drew Hansen)
Bill Euille was elected to a fourth term as Alexandria mayor in 2012 (Photo credit: Drew Hansen)

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille will meet with Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s transition team about potential jobs in the new administration, according to media reports.

Two city officials who asked to remain anonymous said to Patch that Euille is under consideration for multiple positions, likely an assistant secretary or department head job. 

Euille declined to comment to Patch on Wednesday.

“I’m getting calls and so forth, and I’m intrigued by their interest,” Euille told the Washington Post. “I’m sure they have hundreds and hundreds of applications from people who submit resumes to the transition team. I didn’t do any of that. I love my job as mayor... but if it’s the right job and the right fit, I’d consider it.”

If Euille accepts a job in Richmond, his resignation as mayor would set the stage for a special election as early as January.

The Alexandria Gazette Packet, which was first to report the McAuliffe administration’s interest in Euille, suggested former mayor Kerry Donley (D), former city councilman Frank Fannon (R) and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) as potential candidates.

Donley and Silberberg both told the Gazette Packet they would give consideration to a mayoral bid.

For more, see:

Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille May Join McAuliffe Administration, Prompting Special Election — By Michael Lee Pope, Alexandria Gazette Packet

Alexandria Mayor to Interview for State Job — By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post

Doug December 12, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Frank has my vote. I hope Euille ends up as the head of the Unclaimed Property Division or something that gets him away from making decisions that affect me.
Jon Rosenbaum December 12, 2013 at 05:33 PM
I think mayor Eulle has done a terrific job. If he leaves it will be a great loss to the city. I am delighted, however, that former Mayor Donley is interested in the job again. He is dynamic and well versed on city issues. Above all, he is decisive, a characteristic much needed in Alexandria leaders.
Judith Brashear December 13, 2013 at 08:33 AM
I agree with Doug.
MLB December 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM
Good riddance!.....
Laura Mandala December 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM
I'm hoping Allison Silberberg runs since she seems to share core principles held by many Alexandrians I know: respect for property rights; preservation of the historical integrity of our City; maintaining open space for the benefit of all citizens; and sincerely incorporating resident input into development decisions that impact our quality of life.
Bud Miller December 16, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Unfortunately, Donley would just give us more of the same, including ever higher taxes. (look at his record.)
Doug December 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM
In all seriousness, we need someone that is not a Democrat on the council. Remember all of the complaining that has been going once since the last election?
Jon Rosenbaum December 20, 2013 at 01:01 PM
You have Siverberg. She became Vice Mayor largely due to her support from anti-development Republicans, the poor, and gender voters.

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