BlueVirginia.us is reporting Republican School Board member-at-large, Jeanette Hough, will soon announce her resignation from the board due to her husband’s overseas job transfer. Although Democrats, in their usual fashion are claiming Hough was pressured to resign by Republicans. Absurd. They can’t report Hough is leaving because of her husband’s job transfer, and then claim she’s leaving because of pressure from her party.
The Fairfax County School Board has 12 members, 9 representing districts and 3 at large. There are only three Republicans on the current board. In addition to Hough, Republican Elizabeth Schultz represents the Springfield District and Republican Thomas Wilson represents Sully District.
Democrats are also upset that Hough’s resignation will mean a special election this summer when many of their voters will be on vacation. Oh boo hoo. As if Republican voters don’t also take vacations in the summer. I suppose Democrats must have every convenience afforded to them if they can be expected to vote. Democrats are also fussing that the special election will cost the taxpayers money! As if they EVER cared about spending taxpayers’ money.
BlueVirginia.us is also speculating that Republican Kyle McDaniel may run for the vacated school board seat. They paint McDaniel, a mainstream Republican, as far right because he is pro-life and pro school choice, among other Republican values. (Virginia Democrats insist that it is a human right for a woman to kill the human in her womb. Logic has never been the strong suit of Democrats.)
UPDATE: Response from Kyle McDaniel, in the comments below, when I asked if he was going to run for the school board seat:
I’m seriously considering it. Need to make sure it fits with my family and personal life first. FCPS spends over half our tax dollars and we need a strong fiscal hawk on the school board. We also need someone who makes sure the meals tax doesn’t rear it’s ugly head again. That said, it has to be the right time for my family. I’ll have a decision soon.