Saturday, February 9, 2013
Fairfax Station and Clifton will continue to be split among George Barker's, Dave Marsden's and Chap Petersen's districts after failure of Republican-sponsored Senate bill, which proposed redrawing many districts for GOP edge.
Virginia Speaker of the House William J. Howell (R-Stafford) broke with his own party Wednesday, using a procedural ruling to stop a Republican-sponsored redistricting plan. The plan might have had a chance of passing the Virginia House if it made it to the floor for a vote, but Howell quashed the bill, clearing the way for the House to concentrate on Gov. Bob McDonnell's transportation plan, The Washington Post reported. “I am committed to upholding the honor and traditions of both the office of Speaker, the institution as a whole and the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Howell said in a statement. The Senate had made changes to the House measure, so it had to return to the House of Delegates for approval. Howell said the amended bill was “…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Narrowly passed surprise legislation would shift Marsden's 37th District, mainly into Prince William County.
Surprise legislation proposed and passed Monday by Virginia's Senate — which would redraw some of state senate district lines in favor of Republicans — make it "a sad day for the Commonwealth," said State Sen. Dave Marsden (D-37th) on Tuesday morning. Virginia's Senate Republicans tacked on the redistricting proposal as an amendment to a larger bill, saying the move would help better represent African Americans in some of the state's districts. But opponents of the measure — introduced by Sen. John Watkins (R-10th), who represents a district west of Richmond — say it was an "underhanded" way to give Republicans a senate majority: The state Senate is currently split between Democrats and Republicans; some say the end result would leave …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The school system will also pay for a turn lane to improve traffic flow.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has agreed to pay for a traffic light at the Braddock Road entrance to Willow Springs Elementary School, according to officials who attended a community meeting at the school. In addition, FCPS has agreed to pay for a right hand turn lane from the school onto Braddock Road to improve traffic flow. Parents and staff of Willow Springs were surprised when just week's before school started, the school safety signals at the school's entrance on Braddock Road were removed. It is unclear who ordered them removed. Community members contacted Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40), who called a meeting at the school with Fairfax County Public Schools representatives, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fairfax County…
Friday, February 3, 2012
The meetings will be on Feb. 4.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Delegate David Bulova and State Senators Chap Peterson and Dave Marsden will hold town hall meetings in Fairfax this Saturday. Democrats Bulova, Marsden, and Peterson will provide an overview of issues currently before the General Assembly. Two town meetings will be held. First Town Hall Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Buolva and Peterson at Fairfax City Hall in the council chamber at 10455 Armstrong Street in Fairfax. Second Town Hall Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. with Bulova and Marsden at the Fairfax County Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway. Bulova, of the 37th House District, represents portions of Fairfax Station. Peterson represents the 34th Senate District, which includes the city of …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The debate was held on Thursday evening.
Candidates for the 37th District State Senate race fielded questions from the audience at a debate in Springfield on Thursday. Incumbent Dave Marsden (D) and Jason Flanary (R) went head to head at the historic Sydenstricker School House in Springfield. Both Flanary and Marsden answered audience questions about experience and voting records. To view a full transcript of the debate, read our live blog.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Candidates for the 37th District State Senate debate Thursday evening
Candidates for the 37th District State Senate debate Thursday evening. Incumbent Dave Marsden (D) and Jason Flanary (R) go head to head at the Sydenstricker School House, 8511 Hooes Road in Springfield. The debate begins at 7:30 p.m. Stick with Patch for the live blog of the debate beginning at 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Profile of Dave Marsden
At A Glance Life-long Northern Virginia resident Senator Dave Marsden (D) is running for reelection to represent the 37th District. The district represents portions of Fairfax Station, Burke, Annandale, and Centreville. Marsden, 63, was born in Alexandria and grew up in Annandale. “I lived in a small farm house adjacent to what is now Fairfax Hospital,” Marsden, who know lives in Burke, said. “My dad bought it in 1952. The farmhouse was the original Woodburn Elementary School.” Marsden attended W.T. Woodson High School and went to get a degree in social work. He put his degree to work immediately after leaving school as a probation counselor. Joseph Fedeli first worked Marsden at the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Jason Flanary and Steve Hunt debated Monday night in Burke
Republican candidates for the 37th State Senate seat faced off at a debate Monday evening at the Braddock Hall in the Kings Park Library. Nominees Steve Hunt and Jason Flanary fielded a bevy of questions at the hour-and-a half long debate with standing room only. Braddock District Supervisor John Cook moderated the event. “For Republicans, we are just a couple of seats away from a majority in the State Senate, so it is critical that we have strong candidates this year,” Cook said. Democrats currently hold a 22-18 majority. Flanary and Hunt are competing for the seat currently held by Democratic Del. David Marsden. The district covers portions of Fairfax Station, Annandale, Burke, and Centreville. “I’m interested in politics, so I want …