BALLSTON-VIRGINIA SQUARE

Civic Association Newsletter

May/June 1997 - Volume 20, No. 7



HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CANDIDATES NIGHT DEBATES FOR ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD

On Wednesday evening, April 30, 1997, the Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association sponsored a Candidates Night Debates for the Arlington County Board. The Association estimated over 90 members and guests attended each of the two 45- minute candidate sessions.

The first session included the Independent Candidates for the May 31, 1997, Republican Canvas for the Arlington County Board, Amy Jones-Baskaran (I), and Ben Winslow (I). The second session included the Democratic Candidates for the June 10, 1997, Democratic Primary for the Arlington County Board,Barbara Favola (D), and Jay Fisette (D).

The candidates' opening five-minute statements follow for our Association members' information and Arlington residents' information, who were not able to attend the April 30, 1997, Candidates Night Debates for the Arlington County Board, held at the Arlington Hilton Hotel.

Also, the individual questions from the audience and the candidate responses follow the opening statements by the candidates for the County Board. Because of space limitations in this Newsletter, we included the first 11 questions asked by the audience of the Independent Candidates and all 9 questions asked by the audience of the Democratic Candidates. (There were 13 questions asked in total by the audience during the Independent Candidates session.)

The Arlington County Board Republican Canvas is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 1997, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association building,4301 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia.

The Independent Candidates session featured Arlington County Board candidates Ben Winslow and Amy Jones-Baskaran. For details, click on Session 1 -- Independent Candidates Debates & Q/A.

The Democratic Primary is scheduled for June 10, 1997, at your regular polling place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The Democratic Candidates session featured Arlington County Board candidates Jay Fisette and Barbara Favola. For details, click on Session 2 -- Democratic Candidates Debates & Q/A.



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