Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Cook, who faced strong competition from challenger Janet Oleszek, narrowly won on Tuesday evening
Updated 3 p.m. Wednesday Republican incumbent John Cook was re-elected to his second term as Braddock District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday evening in what was largely considered one of the most contended races in the county. "There are independent voices in the Braddock District, and our voices are going to be heard on the Board of Supervisors,” said Cook in his victory speech at the Fairfax County Republication Committee party at the Fairview Marriott in Falls Church. "This race became a referendum on if a non-Bulova person could hold office in the Braddock District. The answer is yes,” said Cook. Cook, who is focused on community empowerment and engagement and on transportation, particularly Fairfax …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Braddock District candidates participated in the second to last of their debates on Wednesday
Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidates John Cook, Janet Oleszek, and Carey Campbell rounded out their arguments Wednesday evening in the ninth of their 10 scheduled debates. The candidates reiterated positions that they held throughout their candidacies: For a complete list of questions and answers posed at the debate, review our live blog of last night's debate.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Election Day is November 8
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidates John Cook, Janet Oleszek, and Carey Campbell will face off in an additional six debates in October. View our previous elections coverage to learn more about the candidates. October 27th, 7:30 p.m. Ravensworth Elementary School, 5411 Nutting Drive, Springfield Hosted by Ravensworth Civic Association Moderator: Jim Hickey Sixty minute debate, featuring 3 minute opening and closing statements, and questions from the audience (through cards passed to moderator) where each candidate will have 90 seconds to answer. Each candidate will also have up to two rebuttal opportunities for up to 60 seconds each. November 2nd, 7 p.m. Kings Park Elementary School, 5400 Harrow Way, Springfield Hosted by …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Braddock District Supervisor forum also held Wednesday
Schools and colleges, transportation woes and complaints of unfair treatment out of Richmond took center stage Wednesday evening at a forum for state lawmakers and their political challengers at the Robinson Legislative Forum. Candidates for the Braddock District Supervisor race and Sheriff Stan Barry also appeared at the debate, held before a crowd of several hundred people – including many students fulfilling a school civics requirement – at Robinson Secondary School. Delegate Debate On education, 37th House District Del. David Bulova, a Democrat representing portions of Fairfax Station, Fairfax City and Centreville, praised the merits of accountability but accused mandates such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) as destroying the “joy of …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The debate was held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Monday evening
Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidates John Cook, Janet Oleszek and Carey Campbell debated on Monday at at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. The candidates fielded questions from the audience of about 70 on transportation, taxes, and education, among other topics. To read through the full list of questions and answers, read our live blog of the debate.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Braddock District Candidates Debate on October 10 at 7 p.m.
Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidates John Cook, Janet Oleszek and Carey Campbell debate on Monday, October 10 starting at 7 p.m. The candidates will debate at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Join us at 7 p.m. for a live blog of the debate.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Braddock District Debate begins at 7:30 p.m.
Follow our live blog of the Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidates John Cook, Janet Oleszek, and Carey Campbell debating Wednesday evening. View our previous elections coverage to learn more about the candidates. October 5th, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Carey Campbell is the independent candidate for the Braddock District Board of Supervisors
When Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidate Carey Campbell joined the Air Force, he was pulled aside by a tech sergeant who noticed the tenor of his radio ready voice and encouraged Campbell to join the American Forces Network. “It was a great job for a young person,” Campbell, 55, said. “I interviewed many of the leading politicians of the day.” Campbell had passed a voice audition many months earlier, and in civilian life had already been a teenage Disc Jockey and news anchor for about 3 to 4 years. He joined the Armed Forces Network and was a broadcast journalist for over 10 years in the 1970s in the network that serves those in the military. He was stationed in Germany, where he picked up on some French, Spanish, and German …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The next six debates will take place in October
Braddock District Board of Supervisors candidates John Cook, Janet Oleszek, and Carey Campbell will face off in an additional six debates in October. View our previous elections coverage to learn more about the candidates. October 5th, 7:30 p.m. October 10th, 7 p.m. October 13th, 7:30 p.m. October 15th, 7:30 p.m. October 19th, 6:30 p.m. October 27th, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Cook, Oleszek, Campbell vying for district supervisor.
The three candidates for Braddock District supervisor faced off Saturday in a debate that descended into a shouting match between independent candidate Carey Campbell and the debate’s host. Host Denny D’Alelio and moderator Ellen Oppenheim warned Campbell multiple times that he was breaking the rules by levying personal attacks against Republican John Cook, whom Campbell repeatedly referred to as a “borrow-and-spend incumbent” and “ideological neo-con.” The most heated moment came about two-thirds into the hour-long debate, when D’Alelio, who held the event on his front lawn in Annandale, said to Campbell, “If you keep talking that way, you will not be here any longer. I am the host here. I control the rules. If you keep doing personal …