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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

April-May Contributions and Expenditures of Hunter Mill District Supervisor Candidates

Below for your information is a summary table of the contributions to and expenditures by each of the five candidates running for Hunter Mill District Supervisor.  The data is compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP).  More detailed information on each candidate's campaign funding may be found by clicking on the candidate's name.  

We would note that Maggie Parker, who works for Comstock Holdings, raised nearly eight times as much money and spent nearly five times as much money as her closest funding competitor, Walter Alcorn.  RestonNow has an article on Ms. Parker's funding sources here.

Contributions to and Expenditures by Hunter Mill District Supervisor Candidates, April 1-May 30, 2019
Source:  Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP)

Walter Alcorn Laurie Dodd Shyamali Hauth Parker Messick Maggie Parker
Starting Balance $44,942 $6,430 $5,459 $1,732 $0
Type of Receipt

Cash Contributions More than $100 $28,930 $5,150 $6,172 $0 $155,375
Cash Contributions of $100 or Less $2,396 $2,135 $3,599 $155 $5,449
In-Kind Contributions More than $100 $448 $0 $0 $0 $93,452
In-Kind Contributions of $100 or Less $0 $0 $95 $0 $0
Loans Received $0 $2,000 $2,500 $0 $0
Miscellaneous Receipts $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receipts 4/1/2019-5/30/2019 $31,774 $9,285 $12,366 $155 $254,276

Type of Expense

Itemized Expenses $49,446 $11,246 $10,399 $848 $148,967
In-Kind Expenses $448 $0 $95 $0 $93,452
Loans Repaid $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Surplus Funds $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Expenses 4/1/2019-5/30/2019 $49,894 $11,246 $10,494 $848 $242,420

Ending Balance on May 30, 2019 $26,821 $4,468 $7,331 $1,039 $11,856

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hunter Mill District Supervisor candidates respond to CPR questionnaire

Enclosed below are the verbatim responses of the five Hunter Mill District Supervisor candidates to the questionnaire circulated by the Coalition for a Planned Reston (CPR).   They are arranged in alphabetical order.  Here is the table of contents:
p.1     Walter Alcorn
p.4     Laurie Dodd
p.7     Shyamali Hauth
p.9     Parker Messick
p.12   Maggie Parker

Monday, May 27, 2019

CPR sends important issue questionnaire to all Hunter Mill District supervisor candidates.

Coalition for a Planned Reston Candidate Questionnaire

Please answer each question and, if desired, provide explanations in a brief statement following all of the questions and answers.

1.  The Fairfax County Planning Commission voted unanimously to reject a proposal to increase the population cap in Reston's Planned Residential Community (PRC) areas to a number greater than 13 persons per acre.  The Board of Supervisors then voted unanimously to "indefinitely defer" action on this proposal.  

            Do you agree with the Planning Commission that there should be no increase in the overall density of the PRC?    YES___    NO____

2.  The Reston Master Plan specifically supports there being two full sized (18 hole) golf courses in Reston.  Fairfax County guidelines also call for at least two golf courses in Reston.  

            Do you support maintaining a firm and unwavering line on maintaining existing zoning laws that will ensure Reston has adequate open space, specifically to include two 18-hole golf courses?    YES___    NO___

3.  The Fairfax County Master Plan specifically emphasizes the vital need for citizen input on land use issues.  

            Do you support having a balanced composition (local private citizens and local business persons) to any task force, working group or similar committee dealing with land use and development matters?   YES___ NO___

4.  In recent years a number of development applications have requested and been granted waivers to zoning and other regulations and guidelines meant to promote safety, accessibility, and the quality of life and esthetics of Reston. This has resulted in the loss of open space, crowded roadways, noise and light pollution and unaesthetic buildings.  

            Do you support the elimination of granting such waivers as a matter of common practice and requiring strict compliance with building and zoning ordinances to preserve the essential nature of Reston and the remainder of Fairfax County?     YES___   NO___

5. A position on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is a demanding and time -consuming undertaking.

If you are elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will you resign from all other jobs and make the County Supervisor position your exclusive and full-time job?   YES___   NO___

6. One of the key concerns for residents of Reston and the Hunter Mill District more generally is the delay between the approval of developments and the availability of funding and implementation of planned infrastructure and schools to support the increased number of residents associated with the approved developments.

If you are elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will you support legislation by the Virginia General Assembly to authorize Fairfax County to more effectively maintain infrastructure in phase with development?   YES___   NO___

Candidate’s Statement (optional):

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Meet the Hunter Mill District Supervisor Candidates

The critical June 11th Democratic primary for County Supervisors is rapidly approaching. This primary likely will determine the successor for Catherine Hudgins as our elected representative in Fairfax County.

There are five candidates running in the Democratic primary: Walter
Alcorn, Laurie Dodd, Shyamili Hauth, Parker Messick and Maggie Parker.

In order to be an informed voter, please attend a candidate forum. There will be three public events prior to Primary Election Day.  CPR and members of the public will be asking the candidates about their position on growth and infrastructure:

Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm
Sponsored by Herndon-Reston Indivisible

Sunset Hills Montessori School
11180 Ridge Heights Rd, Reston, VA 20191 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 7 PM – 9 PM
Sponsored by Reston Citizens Association
Lake Anne Community Center
Jo Ann Rose Gallery
1609-A Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

Monday, April 29, 7 to 9 pm
Sponsored by Hunter Mill District Democrats*
Reston Community Center Hunters Woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston 20191

*Registration required:
NOTE: Must register by April 15th, but questions may be submitted through later date.

Our new Hunter Mill Supervisor will have significant influence on the future of Reston, including our golf courses.

Join with your neighbors in learning about the candidates’ positions, and REMEMBER TO VOTE ON JUNE 11!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

RCA hosts Hunter Mill Supervisor Candidates' Forum, April 23, 2019


Reston Citizens Association Announces Candidate Forum to be held April 23 at Lake Anne Community Center

March 26, 2019 - Reston, VA - Reston Citizens Association (RCA) will be hosting the candidates for the Hunters Mill Supervisor’s seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in a Community Forum.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Lake Anne Community Center, 1609-A Washington Plaza N, Reston, VA 20190

For the first time in many years, RCA is proud to resume its tradition of hosting a Candidate Forum. This Forum will allow Restonians to learn their potential supervisor’s positions and plans first-hand.
The Candidate Forum will be free to the public and take place in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at the Lake Anne Community Center. 

“RCA is very excited to resume our long tradition of connecting the citizens of Reston and the Hunter Mill district with their local leaders and with the information they need to make informed decisions,” says Dennis Hays, President of the Reston Citizens’ Association. “We expect this to be the first of many such forums.”

About Reston Citizens Association
Reston Citizens Association (RCA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 corporation serving over 60,000 people who live in Reston. Founded in 1967, RCA is the only community-wide, non-partisan, and action-oriented organization in which everyone that lives, works and plays in Reston has a voice.

Media Inquiries: Lynne Mulston, Vice President, Reston Citizens Association (703) 662-1687

Monday, March 11, 2019

Thank you, Reston!

To all the wonderful Restonians and other neighbors in our broader Fairfax community, we want to extend our deepest appreciation for your support over the past two years against the proposed zoning amendment that would have increased the density cap in our Planned Residential Community (PRC) area.  Your many letters and phone calls to members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission, your participation in the community meetings held in Reston, including the pivotal October 2017 public meeting at South Lakes High School, and your attendance at the February meeting of the Fairfax County Planning Commission were absolutely critical in demonstrating to our elected officials the community’s resolve in opposing the density increase.

We also applaud the unfailing support of our partners in this fight, Reston Association and the RA Board, which have been unanimous in their support. RA staffers put in days of work to research the details of proposals and zoning regulations and to speak at public hearings in defense of our planned community.

Other key partners include Rescue Reston and its North Course Committee, established to protect Reston’s two 18-hole golf courses. Their vigilance and experience were invaluable in broadening community awareness and monitoring the ongoing effort to redevelop the Hidden Creek Golf Course. And Rescue Reston has worked diligently to protect both golf courses as an ecological, zero-density counter-balance to increased development, particularly in terms of preserving our all-important tree canopy, wildlife habitats, and flood plains—protection validated by Supervisor Hudgins in her statement withdrawing the zoning amendment.

The proposed zoning amendment was indefinitely deferred at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, a positive outcome that would never have happened without the extensive involvement of everyone. However, the battle is far from over. The Planning Commission has recommended that the Board establish a new task force to review the Reston Master Plan, a task force that would include members of the Reston community as well as local business representatives. We will all need to follow this development carefully and to participate fully in all community meetings convened to review and discuss possible changes.

With your continued support and involvement, together we can help shepherd a good plan for the future of Reston and ensure a healthy and functioning planned community for our children, our grandchildren and our planet.Thank you again!

With gratitude, Coalition for a Planned Reston

(Reston Citizens Association, Reston 20/20, Reclaim Reston)