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Supervisor Herrity Attends NoVa Chamber Rebranding

January 7th, 2016

On Tuesday, January 6th, 2016, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce formally announced that it would be rebranding itself as the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. As a result of the rebranding, the Chamber hopes to represent itself as a more effective and representative voice for the region’s business. Supervisor Herrity is currently a chamber […]

Fairfax Chamber’s NOVABIZPAC Endorses Supervisor Herrity!

September 24th, 2015

Last week, on September 16th, 2015, the Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee (NOVABIZPAC), the political action committee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, announced the candidates which they would be endorsing for the 2015 election cycle in Virginia. Specifically, the list of candidates that the PAC endorsed included Supervisor Pat Herrity for his […]

Fairfax County 911 Emergency Services Now Accepting Texts

September 24th, 2015

“Call if you can, but text if you can’t.” This is the slogan for the new initiative that Fairfax County has adopted with its “Text to 911” initiative. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile customers can now text the details of their emergency situation, as well as where they are located, to 911 without having to […]

I-66 Tolling Plan

September 24th, 2015

Starting in 2017, single-driver cars that use I-66 inside the Beltway will start paying tolls. Toll charges during morning rush hour are projected to be $7 and $9 for evening rush hour. For reverse commuters, the toll rates would be between $1 and $2. Cars that have at least two drivers would not be charged […]

I-66 Shoulder Lanes to Open During Non-Rush Hour Periods

September 24th, 2015

Two weeks ago, VDOT continued to test a new system that would allow cars on I-66 to use the shoulder lanes during non-rush hour time periods throughout the day. These are the lanes that are traditionally marked with a red X, indicating that you are not allowed to drive in them. Cameras that are posted along I-66 will […]

Supervisor Herrity Attends 16th Annual Clifton Car Show

September 24th, 2015

This past Labor Day Weekend, the 7th of September, Supervisor Pat Herrity attended the 16th Annual Clifton Car Show. The car show featured over 300 registered cars which participated in a competition to raise money for charity, and that it did! The car show raised over $30,000 for two charities: Life with Cancer and the […]

Fairfax Aims to Downsize Assemblies

May 5th, 2014

“A plan to ban “frequent and large gatherings at neighborhood homes” is a lawsuit waiting to happen, a Fairfax County supervisor predicts. Officials will get an idea Wednesday when public-comment hearings begin in Virginia’s most populous county. “I believe the county is risking a lawsuit and/or a constitution challenge by interfering with peoples’ right to assemble,” […]

Trolley Folly Not Good for Fairfax

February 4th, 2014

Supervisor Herrity raised concerns with his colleagues over the Columbia Pike Street Car, citing that Fairfax County and taxpayers could be on the hook for more than they bargained for.   Read the full story here.

Supervisor Herrity Helps Kick Off Grand Opening

February 4th, 2014

Supervisor Herrity paid a visit to the brand new Mrs. Green’s Market in Fair Lakes to help kick off the grand opening of the new store. Mrs. Green’s has expanded, and Supervisor Herrity is happy that they have chosen Fairfax County and the Springfield District as their first mid-Atlantic destination.   Read the full story […]

Fairfax Board Chair sides with GOP against purchase of trash incinerator

March 28th, 2011

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova sided publicly with the more outspoken Republican members of her board Thursday in oppossing the purchase of a privately-run, $400 million trash incinerator. Bulova’s statement saying she’d prefer to renegotiate the current lease came during an interview on WTOP. Read the full story here.



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Fairfax Board Chair sides with GOP against purchase of trash incinerator

March 28th, 2011

Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Sharon Bulova sided publicly with the more outspoken Republican members of her board Thursday in oppossing the purchase of a privately-run, $400 million trash incinerator. Bulova’s statement saying she’d prefer to renegotiate the current lease came during an interview on WTOP. Read the full story here.

No tax relief for Fairfax-County homeowners

March 28th, 2011

“Pay yourself first” is good advice for managing a personal budget, but not for spending public funds. However, that’s exactly what Fairfax County Executive Tony Griffin wants to do in his $6.1 billion 2012 budget recommendation. Griffin’s proposal would effectively raise annual property taxes on battered homeowners $115 on average, while spending $41 million more […]

Supervisor Herrity Kicks Off Campaign, Hopes for the Luck O’ the Irish

March 28th, 2011

Supervisor Pat Herrity launched his 2011 re-election campaign last Wednesday with a rollicking Irish party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The event featured performances by an Irish guitarist and singer, plenty of helpings of corned beef and cabbage and St. Patrick’s Day decorations for children to color. “If every member of congress had the integrity […]

Herrity Goes Green for Campaign Kick-off

March 28th, 2011

at Herrity swore he would never run for public office. But the eldest son of longtime Fairfax County Board of Supervisor’s Chairman Jack Herrity, who died in 2006, remembered something his father said to him about public service. “He would tell me that you can’t make anything happen unless you have a seat at the […]

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