Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Primary Colors

The situation is still fluid about which candidates will be competing in their parties' upcoming primaries for the open Council Seat.

Justin Wilson, Boyd Walker and Mark Feldheim (former president of the Old Town Civic Association) are the Democrats who have thrown their hats in the ring and are busy holding fundraisers. Matthew Natale, whose name had been mentioned as a possible Democratic candidate, just announced on Monday that he will not be running.

On the Republican side, the Growler hears that former City Council member Bill Cleveland, who was defeated by William D. Euille in the 2003 Mayoral race, will attempt to regain his Council seat. But it's not clear yet if perennial GOP candidates Pat Troy and Townsend Van Fleet will also run or will be persuaded to stand down and support Cleveland.

At any rate, here is the critical primary or canvass or caucus information for voters in Parker-Gray:

Republican Primary

Web site: http://www.alexgop.org

Special Republican canvass election for City Council
Tuesday, May 29 (7 to 9 pm)
Location: Minnie Howard School cafeteria
3801 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria (½ mi. west of King/Quaker/Braddock - see map)
For more info: chair@AlexGOP.org or 703-823-1801

Democratic Primary

Web site: http://www.alexdems.org

Democratic Primary
Saturday, June 9 (noon to 10 PM)
Location: Minnie Howard School cafeteria
3801 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria (½ mi. west of King/Quaker/Braddock - see map)
For more info: office@alexdems.org or 703-549-DEMS