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, 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 …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Democrat Allison Silberberg kicked off her Alexandria City Council campaign Sunday at Los Tios.
Alexandria City Council candidate Allison Silberberg (D) picked up endorsements Sunday from three state senators from past and present at her campaign kickoff at Los Tios in Del Ray. State Sens. Dick Saslaw (D-35th) and Adam Ebbin (D-30th) threw their support behind Silberberg, as did Patsy Ticer, a former Alexandria mayor and Ebbin’s predecessor in the state house. “[Silberberg] will consider what she is going to say and what she means by what she says, and then she will say it,” Ticer said. A Dallas native, Silberberg moved to Alexandria in 1989 and has lived in Parkfairfax since 1992. She has served on Alexandria's Economic Opportunities Commission since 2004 and has been the chair of the group since 2010. During her remarks, Silberberg…
Friday, December 9, 2011
Virginia Public Access Project releases reports of campaign finance filings.
The nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project has released preliminary reports of cash-on-hand as of Dec. 1 for recent state Senate and House campaigns. VPAP did not include information for those candidates who did not file by the Dec. 8 deadline to the State Board of Elections. The campaign for David Englin, the uncontested winner of the House election for the 45th District seat, had $49,310 cash available as of Dec. 1. Winner Adam Ebbin reported $18,542 in his Ebbin for Senate campaign account while opponents Tim McGhee reported $214 in the bank and Libby Garvey filed $1,299 for her campaign. Retiring Sen. Patsy Ticer had $36,852 cash-on-hand in her campaign coffer. A report for Rob Krupicka's Senate campaign was not listed in VPAP's …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Old Town resident and lifetime Alexandrian Patsy Ticer to lead more than 120 Scottish clans, bagpipers and more in Dec. 3 parade.
State Sen. Patsy Ticer will serve as the grand marshal for the Campagna Center’s 41st Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. The parade, which is presented by The Campagna Center, St. Andrew’s Society, the city, and in partnership with the Scottish government, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. in Old Town Alexandria. "It is a special pleasure for me, as a long time admirer and sometimes participant in an organization which has served Alexandria’s families and children so well since the days when it was still the Alexandria Y, and I was a young mother," said Ticer, an Old Town resident. "The Campagna Center has personified the good works and caring attitude Alexandrians have always had toward one another. It is a very important …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Semonian, Alexandria's clerk of the Circuit Court for 32 years, says his experience, insight and passion for his position make him the right choice for the job.
It’s a Wednesday afternoon in October at the City Clerk’s Office in the Court House building on King Street. The staff there is unusually bubbly for a city administrative office—all smiles and enthusiasm. A lawyer zips up to the glass-enclosed windows and says hello. Ed Semonian ambles up to the window. “How’s things?” the lawyer asks, obviously a regular. “Good,“ Semonian replies. “Just busy. Running for re-election. I have an opponent this time.” “An opponent!,” the lawyer exclaims. “You have an opponent? But you know everything. Can I send you money? Where can I send a check to your campaign?” Semonian, 77, is a popular guy. But for the first time since he ran against a candidate for election in 1979, he has some competition. He’s been …
Monday, October 3, 2011
Old Town Alexandria resident Sen. Patsy Ticer attends fundraiser by Citizens for an Alternative Alexandria Waterfront Plan.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Councilman talks State Senate bid
Rob Krupicka doesn’t want to be cagey. The Alexandria City Councilman and Del Ray resident wants to be open about everything he does. It’s for this reason that Krupicka announced on his blog Monday that he intends to run for Sen. Patsy Ticer’s seat when the veteran lawmaker wraps up her time in Richmond. “People have been talking about this race for a long time and I tend to like to be straight about things,” Krupicka said prior to Monday night’s Del Ray Citizens Association meeting at Mount Vernon Community School. “I announced earlier that I wasn’t going to run for Council [again]. … I just want to be upfront about it.” Ticer has yet to announce her plans for the future, but word is expected soon. The former Alexandria mayor turned 76 …