Tag: politics

My View: A child’s remembrances of RFK

By Denise Dunbar My family was touring one of the glass-blowing shops in Flemington, New Jersey with out-of-town family on June 6, 1968 when news...

Mayoral candidates open old wounds at second debate

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Mayor Allison Silberberg and Vice Mayor Justin Wilson met for their second official debate, this one hosted by the Alexandria...

Our View: Let’s re-think how Alexandria conducts council elections

Alexandria is in the midst of our triennial local election cycle, in which we will select a mayor, six city council members and nine...

Tying the knot: Thirty years, five children and a stand-in blind...

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com In 1988, Susan Pantzer Hyre had recently moved from the Midwest to the D.C. area to work in politics. That summer,...

Nonpartisan political action committee launches ahead of city elections

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com A nonpartisan political action committee is seeking to change the city’s political discourse ahead of the June 12 Democratic primary...

My View: Why I’m running for city council

By Mo Seifeldein Alexandria, energy is contagious and our leaders, in their least effective form, should serve as a symbol of hope. The national energy can...

Republican candidate enters race for city council

Kevin Dunne is the first Republican candidate to announce intentions to run for city council. Dunne, a member of the city's Beautification Commission and a...

Nonprofit leader announces council run

Elizabeth Bennett-Parker, co-director for nonprofit Together We Bake, announced Tuesday that she would run for council. Bennett-Parker, who is from Alexandria and resides in...

Charniele Herring rises the Democratic ranks

By Alexa Epitropoulos | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com Charniele Herring can relate to the needs of many of her constituents because she’s been there. Herring serves as chair of the...

My View: The approach I would bring to city council

By Robert Ray At its Jan. 20 public hearing, decisions made by our city council demonstrate the need for attributes and values that I would...