Fairfax County has a been a hotbed of rumors and speculation this week over who will run to replace Republican Jeanette Hough on the county school board and who leaked the story to BlueVirginia.us. As we previously reported, Jeanette Hough is resigning the school board, effective today, to move with her husband who has an overseas job assignment. She won her at-large seat two years ago with a strong conservative platform.
First, the story was not leaked to BlueVirginia by Republican Kyle McDaniel as has been rumored. When McDaniel was considering a run for the school board seat he made several calls to fellow Republicans in the county to gauge support for his candidacy. Democrats learned of the story and leaked it to BlueVirginia. Reading the BlueVirginia stories on the subject of the vacated school board seat, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that BlueVirginia’s source was a Democrat and not a Republican.
Kyle McDaniel in Fairfax has told us he will not run for the vacated school board seat but the former Republican candidate for Supervisor in Providence District, Chris Grisafe, will run for the seat. Grisafe has announced his intentions on his website.
We will continue to update this story as more information, speculations, accusations, and denials become available.