New candidate announces run for council

Chris Hubbard (Courtesy photo)

Shortly before the deadline to run for council as a Democrat arrived, Old Town resident Chris Hubbard threw his hat in the ring. 

Hubbard officially launched his campaign April 2. He said in a news release his candidacy is focused on making Alexandria a more pedestrian-friendly community and mentioned city schools and affordable housing as priorities. 

The candidate owns an architecture and planning firm in the city. He holds a bachelors of science in biochemistry and a master’s of architecture from Virginia Tech. 

Hubbard joins a full field of Democratic candidates, including Dak Hardwick, Mo Seifeldein, Amy Jackson, Canek Aguirre, Robert Ray, Matt Feely and Elizabeth Bennett-Parker. A Republican candidate, Kevin Dunne, has also announced intentions to run for council. Incumbent councilors Del Pepper, Paul Smedberg, John Chapman and Willie Bailey are running for reelection. 



  1. If Mr. Hubbard had been paying attention he would know the lights proposed for the TC field, even before a whole stadium upgrade was considered, were – always were – the “dark sky” lights. The design concepts include studies of how many foot candles hit the ground and where, along with illustrative renderings of what it might look like. These are also the same kinds of lights used on newer fields in town – Ft. Ward Park field is a good example. Proposing these kinds of lights at TC for the last ten years or so has not swayed the handful of neighbors living behind the field and NO LIGHTS of any kind will ever sway them. They don;t want the field used outside of school hours, short and simple. Its pretty selfish. The compromise proposed in this article by Mr. Hubbard shows that he hasn’t been paying attention……