Long time Fairfax school board member Kathy Smith will seek the democrat nomination for Sully district Supervisor following the announcement last week that Mike Frey will retire. [read_more]
“Education has always been my top priority in running for office and that is why I have always declined running for higher office in the past,” Smith, (D-Sully) said in a statement emailed to media outlets.
“Now, with Michael Frey’s retirement, I see an opportunity to work on broader issues of concern in our community,”.
In 2014 when the Fairfax county school board voted to end half days on Mondays Kathy Smith was the only school board member to vote against the change. When Fairfax school board voted for later start times for high school students, again Kathy Smith was the only board member to vote against the change. These votes will not be popular with voters in Sully. Parents in Fairfax county have fought for decades to end half days on Monday and for later high school start times.
Sharon Bulova, Fairfax Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is backing Smith’s run.
Brian Schoeneman is the only Republican who has announced his candidacy for Sully Supervisor but we have heard that other Republicans will be forthcoming.