Establishment Chairman, progressive Commonwealth’s Attorney win Democratic primary

Michael Dranove Politics

Fairfax County voters went to the polls yesterday for the Democratic Primary, choosing longtime Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay for Board of Supervisor’s Chairman, and progressive newcomer Steve Descano for Commonwealth’s Attorney. Board of Supervisor’s Chairman A respected official with 11 years of experience, McKay was always considered the front-runner for the Chairman spot, the highest position in Virginia’s largest …

Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney race enters home stretch

Michael Dranove Politics

This year’s Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney (CA) race has been unusual. Typically, these races are sleepy affairs.  According to the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, between 2005 and 2015 72% of CA races in Virginia were uncontested.  For decades, Fairfax County has been a part of this story, with only two CAs since 1967.  However, for the first time in …