I checked out the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Lee District) Democratic debate this morning in Franconia. This is a solid-blue district (e.g. Kaine beat neo-Confederate Corey this past November by more than 3:1), so whichever Democrat wins the primary on June 11 will almost certainly be elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this November, replacing current Supervisor Jeff McKay (D), who is vacating his seat to run for County Board Chair.
In the videos (see below), the candidates are – from left to right – Kelly Hebron, Larysa Kautz , Rodney Lusk and James Migliaccio. I thought all four did a very good job, with no major ideological or issues differences that I could determine, and all clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the issues. The main differences between the candidates, then, really related to varying types and degrees of experience, as well as the obvious fact that they’re different people with different personalities, skillsets, life stories, etc. I’m curious what people think; who do you prefer in this race and why? Feel free to weigh in, below, in the comments section. Thanks.
P.S. Good chatting with Sen. Scott Surovell and Del. Mark Sickles, who attended this forum.
Opening Statement: Kelly Hebron
Opening Statement: Larysa Kautz
Opening Statement: Rodney Lusk
Opening Statement: James Migliaccio
Question on Reducing/Ending Homelessness in Fairfax County
Question on Maximizing Communications Between Lee District Residents and the Supervisor
Question on the Dillon Rule, Collaboration with State Partners on Behalf of Fairfax County
Question on Focusing Current Budget to Maintain Local Safety Net, Incentivizing Future Economic Growth and Addressing Equity
Question on Affordable Housing, Achieving Greater Social Justice and Racial Equity
Question on Combating Climate Change on a Personal Level
Question on Top Priorities/Needs for Schools
“Lightning Round”; Question on Lee District’s Greatest Strength and Greatest Challenge
Closing Statement by Kelly Hebron
Closing Statement by Larysa Kautz
Closing Statement by Rodney Lusk
Closing Statement by James Migliaccio