BALLSTON-VIRGINIA SQUARE

Civic Association Newsletter

October/November 1997 - Volume 21, No. 1



CANDIDATES NIGHT DEBATES

This is to invite you to the Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association's (BVSCA's) Candidates Night meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 1997, at 7:30 p.m., at the Fairfax/Wilson/Glebe Room, Holiday Inn at Ballston, 4610 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia. We have planned four candidates panels, beginning with the announced candidates for the Arlington School Board, at 7:30 p.m.; the announced candidates for the House of Delegates 48th District Office, at 8:15 p.m.; the announced candidates for the County Board, to fill the seat being vacated by Ellen Bozman's retirement, at approximately 9:00 p.m.; and, the announced candidates for the County Board, to fill the unexpired term of Jim Hunter, who resigned from the Board in September 1997, at approximately 9:45 p.m.

At the Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association's Candidates Night meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 1997, the candidates will have up to five minutes for opening statements, followed by a question and answer period for each panel.

In order to promote increased public participation, individual questions will be limited to 45 seconds and candidate responses will be limited to 3 minutes for each question. The first three questions for each session will be from BVSCA members, followed by questions from non-members or BVSCA members attending the meeting.

We urge all citizens in our Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhood to attend these sessions and take this opportunity to meet personally with the candidates, and to learn more about the issues which will be the basis for casting your votes in the Tuesday, November 4, 1997 General Election.

Background information was provided by the candidates at the Association's request to assist you in learning more about the candidates and their views. The Association asked that the candidate responses be limited to 500 words or less. The candidate statements received prior to the printing of the BVSCA Newsletter are available by panel number and by clicking on the highlighted information below.

A. Arlington County School Board Candidates, Panel 1, Elaine Furlow (I) and Ric Roca (I), (7:30 to 8:15 p.m.).

B. Commonwealth of Virginia's House of Delegates 48th District Office Candidates, Panel 2, Bob Brink (D), John Massoud (R), and Dick Smith (Reform), (8:15 to 9:00 p.m.).

C. Arlington County Board Candidates, Panel 3, Jay Fisette (D) and Amy Jones-Baskaran (Independent, Republican-endorsed). This race will fill the seat being vacated by Ellen Bozman's retirement, (9:00 to 9:45 p.m.).

D. Arlington County Board Candidates, Panel 4, Barbara Favola (D), Joszet Hudson (I), Arlene Smith(Reform), and Ben Winslow(R). The second County Board election, is a special election, to fill the unexpired term of Jim Hunter, who resigned from the County Board in September 1997. (9:45 to 10:30 p.m.).



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