Tag: 2018 elections

New school board induction marks beginning of new term

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com A new mayor and city council were not the only officials sworn in during the past week: Alexandria also has...

Letter to the Editor: Christopher Suarez for Alexandria School Board

To the editor: In my 45 years as a resident of Alexandria, I never recall having a burning issue that propelled me to write a...

Letter to the Editor: Let’s celebrate funding for affordable housing

To the editor: On Monday, city council took a bold step in addressing our housing needs here in Alexandria. A 1 percent increase in the...

My View: Why I’m running for council

By Chris Hubbard I am running for city council because I have seen gaps between Alexandria policies, planning, development and industry standards and best practices...

Letter to the Editor: A call for truth in campaigning

To the editor: As the candidates for mayor and city council inevitably step up their campaign efforts leading to the June 12 primary we would...

Nine announce school board candidacy, June 12 filing deadline approaches

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com While city council campaigns are in full swing – with 13 declared candidates vying for six slots on that body...

Our View: March Madness gives way to electoral fever

Alexandria’s local elections are fun – at least for those on the sidelines watching. Our city’s Democratic primary campaigns tend to hold most of the...

Letter to the editor: Hardwick stands out in council field

To the editor: This year’s Alexandria City Council race is quite crowded, with 12 candidates throwing their hats in the ring on the Democratic side...

Crowded slate of candidates vies for council

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Alexandria is moving into election season full steam ahead now that the last call for Democratic candidates to file for...

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker runs for council

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, co-leader of the nonprofit Together We Bake, announced her run for Alexandria City Council at the Alexandria Democratic...