Thursday, June 14, 2012
Katy Cannady, a leader of local PAC Alexandrians for a Livable City, applauds the successes of those she endorsed and for addressing issues like affordable housing.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
To the Editor: On behalf of Alexandrians for a Livable City, I congratulate Allison Silberberg for her successful campaign for a Democratic Party nomination to run for City Council in November. Allison attracted a wide array of voters with her message of reasonable discourse and compromise as a part of public policy. I expect her conduct of her office (if she is elected in November) to be gracious and inclusive toward voters. I predict that she will emulate the Hon. Patsy Ticer in her public demeanor. It is also worth mentioning that in running for Council as a first time candidate, she ran near the top in the order of finish, ahead of two incumbent Council members. We also congratulate our other candidates, Victoria Menjivar, Sammie …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The 14 candidates debate for the last time before the June 12 primary.
Alexandria’s 14 Democratic candidates squared off once again shoulder-to-shoulder at the final Alexandria Democratic Committee debate before the June 12 primary. Candidates expressed concern with challenges faced by many jurisdictions in Northern Virginia—education, fiscal responsibility, transportation and traffic, density and development, infrastructure and affordable housing, among other topics. Sorenson Institute Executive Director Bob Gibson moderated the panel at George Washington Middle School before a packed house that spilled over into the auditorium’s balcony. Some of the questions were generated through a partnership with ACTion Alexandria, where participants could submit questions online in advance. Most candidates when asked …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Rosemont resident Katy Cannady says the PAC Alexandrians for a Livable City has wisely endorsed five candidates, none of whom currently hold council office.
Monday, May 28, 2012
To the Editor: The first Democratic Primary for City Council candidates in living memory will draw many more voters to the polls on June 12 than the party caucus that chose Democratic candidates in the past. The opportunity to run in a primary has also attracted a herd of candidates, 14 in all. We also have three different political action committees (PACs). The one I help to lead, Alexandrians for a Livable City, believes that decisions made by the incumbent Council members and also those who served on the previous Council have not served our city well. We have endorsed five candidates, Victoria Menjivar, Sammie Moshenberg, Arthur Peabody, Allison Silberberg and Boyd Walker. We did not bestow a sixth endorsement because only these five …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
All fourteen Democratic candidates participate in the first of two forums put on by the Alexandria Democratic Committee.
The Alexandria Democratic Committee held the first of two City Council candidate debates Wednesday night at Francis Hammond Middle School. Bob Gibson, executive director of the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia, served as moderator. The rapid-fire debate format gave all 14 candidates a chance to address a variety of topics and even ask questions to each other. The candidates are squarring off for six nominations that will be determined June 12 in a citywide primary. Here is some of what each candidate had to say on Wednesday night: John Chapman A lifelong Alexandrian and currently a school administrator in Fairfax County, Chapman said improving the city’s education system and making positive changes in affordable housing are…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
School Board member Arthur Peabody receives endorsement from Patsy Ticer at Lyceum event.
Alexandria School Board member Arthur Peabody (D) kicked off his campaign for City Council on Sunday at the Lyceum by touting changes in the city’s school system and suggesting the role of the city’s Office of Planning and Zoning be re-examined. A two-term member of the school board, Peabody said he was proud of the revisions that have taken place in the Alexandria City Public Schools system since the hiring of Superintendent Morton Sherman in 2008. Peabody said Sherman was hired to make Alexandria “a model” school system. “And with the school board’s support, that’s what we’re doing,” Peabody said. “We have to make the schools better, but we have to ruffle some feathers and change things.” He acknowledged the recent mismanagement of the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Two-term board member has lived in Alexandria since 1972.
Arthur Peabody, a two-term member of the Alexandria School Board, confirmed with Patch on Sunday that he is running for City Council as a Democrat. “There are some very serious issues facing our city,” said Peabody, who is assigned to Charles Barrett, George Mason and Patrick Henry elementary schools as a member of the board from District B. “From all the development to creating a safety net for citizens.” A Massachusetts native, Peabody has called Alexandria home since 1972. He currently lives on N. Quaker Lane and is the father of two T.C. Williams High School graduates. He serves as associate counsel with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is a retired attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the…