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Election Day 2011: An Oakton Voter's Guide

A guide to candidates in today's election

Residents will choose new state and local representation today. Here’s your complete guide to who’s running to represent Vienna. For all of our election stories from this year, visit our Elections Page.

Where and When to Vote

Due to statewide redistricting, some voters may be going to a different polling location than in past years, even if the voter has not moved. To find your polling place, visit the Virginia State Board of Elections site.

WHO’S ON THE BALLOT

Oakton's residents will be selecting a state senator, house delegates, and Fairfax County schools and government officials.

State Senate

32nd District: Sen. (D) vs. (R)

  • Oakton voters in the following precincts will find Howell and Forrest on their ballots: Vale (Crossfield Elementary School); Waples Mill (Waples Mill Elementary School); Difficult Run (Church of the Good Shepherd)
  • Patch sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates. . Forrest did not respond.
  • Howell and Forrest participated in multiple debates. Read recaps from their debates at and .
  • www.janethowell.com and forrest2011.com

34th District: Sen. (D) vs. (R)

  • Oakton voters in the following precincts will find Petersen and Culipher on their ballots: Blake (Oakton High School); Oakton (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax); Penderbrook (Penderbrook Community Center); Oak Marr (Oak Marr Recreation Center)
  • Patch sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates. Read answers from both and .
  • Petersen and Culipher participated in several debates. Watch the footage from one in Vienna in September. .
  • Websites: oxroadsouth.com and www.culipherforsenate.com

House of Delegates

35th District: Del. Mark Keam (D), unopposed

  • Oakton voters in the following precincts will find Keam on their ballots: Blake (Oakton High School); Oakton (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax); Penderbrook (Penderbrook Community Center); Oak Marr (Oak Marr Recreation Center)
  • Website: www.markkeam.com

36th District: Del. (D) vs. (R)

  • Oakton voters in the following precinct will find Plum and Cannon on their ballots: Difficult Run (Church of the Good Shepherd)
  • Plum and Cannon participated in several debate forums.
  • Website: www.kenplum.com and cannonfordelegate.com

67th District: Del. (R) vs. (R)

  • Oakton voters in the following precincts will find Howell and Forrest on their ballots: Vale (Crossfield Elementary School); Waples Mill (Waples Mill Elementary School)
  • Patch sent a questionnaire to both candidates. Read answers from both and .
  • LeMunyon and Clingan participated in a debate on Inside Scoop.
  • Website: www.lemunyon.com and clinganfordelegate.com

Board of Supervisors

Chairman: Sharon Bulova (D), incumbent vs. Spike Williams (R), Christopher DeCarlo (I) and Will Radle (I)

Providence District: (D), incumbent vs. (R)

  • Oakton voters in the following precincts will find Smyth and Grisafe on their ballots: Blake (Oakton High School); Oakton (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax); Penderbrook (Penderbrook Community Center); Oak Marr (Oak Marr Recreation Center)
  • Websites: lindasmyth.com and chrisgrisafe.com

Sully District: (R), incumbent vs. (D)

  • Oakton voters in the following precincts will find Frey and Malik on their ballots: Difficult Run (Church of the Good Shepherd), Vale (Crossfield Elementary School); Waples Mill (Waples Mill Elementary School)
  • Websites: www.michaelfrey.org and malikforsupervisor.com

Fairfax County School Board

At-Large (vying for three open seats)

Sheree A. Brown-Kaplan (, )
Lin-Dai Y. Kendall ()
Lolita I. Mancheno-Smoak (, )
Ryan L. McElveen (, )
Ilryong Moon (, )
Steven M. F. Stuban (, )
Theodore J. "Ted" Velkoff (, )

Providence District School Board seat: , unopposed

Sully District School Board seat: , incumbent vs.

COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY

Raymond Morrogh, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Morrogh (website) has been CA since 2007.

FAIRFAX CO. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DIRECTOR

Voters may vote for up to three people for the position of Soil and Water Conservation Director, Northern Virginia District. The candidates are:

  • Thomas Cranmer
  • Johna Good Gagnon
  • George W. Lamb
  • Peter Marchetti
  • John W. Peterson

For a look at each candidate, .

SCHOOL BOND

Included on the Nov. 8 general election ballot is a referendum for a $252.75 million school bond to fund Fairfax County Public School's 2012-16 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Each year Fairfax County Public Schools develops a five-year CIP to address future facility needs, including renovations of existing facilities and building of new facilities. 

For a breakdown of projects included in the CIP, .

To read the transcript of Patch's chat about this year's bond with Kevin Sneed, director of design and construction for FCPS, .

Scott Chronister November 08, 2011 at 11:14 AM
As most people with children in Fairfax County Public Schools know, education and not politics is the most important thing to ensuring our children are prepared for their futures. This year, a number of advocacy groups are playing an important role in educating voters about the importance of the school board election and the candidates. The Fairfax County Coalition of Advocates for Public Schools (FairfaxCAPS) focuses on educational excellence, fiscal responsibility, and accountability in FCPS. FairfaxCAPS is endorsing the following candidates: At-Large: Steve Stuban At-Large: Lolita Mancheno-Smoak At-Large: Sheree Brown-Kaplan Braddock: Megan McLaughlin Dranesville: Louise Epstein Hunter Mill: Nancy Linton Mason: Sandy Evans Mt. Vernon: Michele Nellenbach Providence: Patty Reed Springfield: Elizabeth Schultz Sully: Sheila Ratnam Please support the FairfaxCAPS slate on November 8. Help ensure that the new School Board will be responsive to constituents and community concerns as together we work to ensure that Fairfax County Public Schools is a benchmark public school system where all students excel. For more information about school board candidates and the on the 2011 Fairfax County School Board election, visit www.FairfaxCAPS.org.
Michele Menapace November 08, 2011 at 02:47 PM
The mission of Fairfax Zero Tolerance Reform is to transform the punitive Fairfax County Public School discipline system into one that is restorative, educational, therapeutic and fair, by working with affected families, FCPS, county staff, civil rights advocates, child development specialists, and legal representatives. The following candidates have been endorsed by FairfaxZeroToleranceReform.org. They have demonstrated a commitment to creating a reformed, restorative, and respectful discipline process in Fairfax. All the candidates have stated their desire for transparency, accountability, and respect for community engagement by groups such as ours. FZTR expects the future school board to provide significantly more robust oversight of FCPS staff. FZTR is a non-partisan organization and these candidates span the political spectrum. All these candidates (but Linton) are also formally endorsed by leading teachers associations. We want qualified, honorable candidates regardless of any party endorsements. At Large: Steve Stuban, Sheree Brown-Kaplan, Lolita Mancheno-Smoak Braddock: Megan McLaughlin Dranesville: Louise Epstein Hunter Mill: Pat Hynes & Nancy Linton Mason: Sandy Evans Mt. Vernon: Dan Storck Providence: Patty Reed Springfield: Elizabeth Schultz Sully: Sheila Ratnam No endorsement in Lee.

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