Friday, August 17, 2012
Congressman Paul Ryan campaigned August 17 at West Springfield High School.
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Supervisor John Cook and the Braddock District Council invite residents to the July 11 event.
Braddock District Supervisor Cook and the Braddock District Council of Community Organizations will honor the 2011-2012 Best of Braddock Award winners at the annual awards picnic on Wednesday, July 11. The event is at the Braddock District office, located in the same building as the Kings Park Library. The picnic begins at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony follows at 7 p.m. This year's Best of Braddock Award winners are: The staff of Braddock District Supervisor John Cook provided this information to Patch.
Friday, February 24, 2012
A public hearing is scheduled for Monday on the first off-leash dog park in the Braddock District area of Fairfax County.
Burke-area dog lovers have been working for more than two years to bring an off-leash dog park to the Braddock District, and a public hearing next week could bring the idea closer to reality. “An off-leash dog area allows dogs to socialize and run without being intrusive and be a problem,” said Russ Rosen, who is a member of Braddock Dogs, a group formed to promote creating an off-leash, fenced-in dog park. “It gives them an opportunity to get some exercise and be around other dogs and let people who like dogs to meet in another area.” The Fairfax County Park Authority is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Kings Park Library to discuss the idea and take input on a draft of the Monticello Park master plan. The master …
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 …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Steady turnout at the polls, which are open until 7 p.m.
Fairfax Station voters are heading out to the polls this morning at a steady pace to participate in state senate, county, and school board elections. Fairview Elementary School saw about 600 voters turning out to the polls as of 11 a.m., while Antioch Baptist Church on Little Ox Road and Silverbrook Elementary saw about 300. “I am hopeful for a large turnout,” said Phil Scruggs, chief election officer at the Fairview Elementary polling place. “We will be lucky to hit about 30 percent voter turnout, but we are one of the highest in the county so far.” Cameran Quinn, in charge of elections, told Patch Tuesday morning that he county, as of Nov. 1, had 640,689 "active" voter registrations. That figure would be just a little lower than four …
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 …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
The awards went to individuals and organizations in the Braddock District
Braddock District citizens and organizations were honored at the 2011 Best of Braddock Awards presentation at the Kings Park Library in Burke on Wednesday evening. Presented jointly by the Braddock District Council of Community Associations and the office of Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, the Best of Braddock awards honor citizens, organizations and businesses of the Braddock District whose contributions help to strengthen the community. See the full list of winners below: Homeowner and Civic Association leadership within the Braddock District select each of the winners. Several Braddock District representatives attended the ceremony, including Braddock District Supervisor John Cook, Braddock District Council Chair Bill Barfield, …