Two more candidates have entered into an already crowded field for the upcoming City Council election.
Former Alexandria School Board member Bill Campbell announced he will be running for City Council in the June 8 Democratic primary. Campbell has a degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University and a graduate certificate in paralegal studies from Georgetown University. In a press release, Campbell said that every decision he makes will be done “through the lens of equity.” He also said that he intends to keep a “laser focus” on the issues that he believes most impact the community which include employment, housing, flooding and traffic.
Patrick Moran, son of former Virginia Congressman and Alexandria Mayor Jim Moran, also announced his run for City Council on Face-book last Saturday. Moran received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University and is the owner of Tactical Land Care, a landscape design company that provides eco-friendly improvements to local property owners. He has also served two terms as the chair of the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council and has helped support the Alexandria Health Department’s COVID-19 relief efforts as a member of the Medical Reserve Corps.
Moran has also been the subject of several past controversies. In 2012, Washington D.C. police arrested Moran after witnessing him assault his then girlfriend by slamming her head into a metal trash can cage outside a nightclub, according to court documents. The same year, video surfaced allegedly showing Moran collaborating in a scheme to commit voter fraud.
Moran and Campbell will join nine other candidates in the June 8 Democratic primary: new candidates Sarah Bagley, Abdel Elnoubi, Alyia Gaskins, James Lewis, Richard Kirk McPike and Bill Rossello and incumbent Councilors Canek Aguirre, John Chapman and Amy Jackson.