Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Gross, who has held the office for the last 16 years, won each of the precincts in Mason District
Updated 10 a.m. Thursday As predicted, Democrat incumbent Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross solidly defeated Republican challenger David Feld, 65 percent to 34 percent, respectively, on Tuesday evening. "The theme of my campaign was 'people focused, proven results', and I think the voters demonstrated that. They agreed with my campaign theme," said Gross. Feld, a 30-plus-year resident of the Mason District, is founder of GeesePeace, which is geared toward helping communities remove high geese populations in a humane way. His campaign platform focused on several issues including transportation, fiscal responsibility, and education, among others. Prior to starting GeesePeace, Feld had a long career at the U.S. Department of …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The two candidates for the Mason District Supervisor seat disagreed on several topics
Transportation issues, the Columbia Pike Streetcar, and the importance of fiscal responsibility are just a handful of topics Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross and Republican challenger David Feld disagreed on at a candidate forum at Bren Mark Park Elementary School on Wednesday night. Touting her experience and endorsement from the Washington Post, Gross told residents of the Edsall Park and Bren Mar Park communities Mason District has come very far as a community during her 16 years in office while Feld questioned her leadership ability record of progress in Mason District Of the topics discussed, the two candidates disagreed most when it came to issues of transportation. Both expressed different views on the benefit of the Pike …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross and challenger David Feld discuss their views on a variety of issues
On Monday, Oct. 17, candidates for the Mason District Supervisor seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors participated in a debate co-hosted by the Mason District Council of Community Associations and the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area at Annandale United Methodist Church. Incumbent Penny Gross and Republican challenger David Feld were asked a variety of topics including traffic congestion, the sources of their campaign funds, solutions to illegal activity in Annandale such as gambling and prostitution, their thoughts on day laborers in the community, BRAC-133, and more. Michael Lee Pope with the Connection Newspapers and Ellie Ashford of the Annandale Blog posed the questions to the candidates. Each video caption …
Feld is running against incumbent Penelope Gross
At A Glance David Feld believes it’s time for Mason District to embrace its full potential and become the community it was always meant to be. That’s why he’s challenging incumbent Penelope Gross for the Mason District seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. “[Fairfax] is an affluent county, yet we have problems even smaller communities seem to solve better than we do… when you go through the public areas [in Mason District] like Little River Turnpike and Columbia Pike, the whole look of the area doesn’t look like it belongs in Fairfax County. That’s just the visual part of the problems,” said Feld. Feld, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, has lived in the Mason District area for over 30 years. Although this is his first …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Both candidates are seeking job as supervisor
Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross touted her experience in government while challenger David Feld promised renewed leadership as the candidates outlined their visions for the future of the Fairfax County district in a Wednesday night debate. Gross, a Democrat who has served on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors since 1996, portrayed Feld as lacking knowledge about county operations. “I think the difference between the candidates is pretty stark,” she said. “And you can easily make a decision: choose between experience and leadership, and no experience and questionable leadership.” Feld, a Republican and immediate past vice chairman of the nonprofit Mason District Council, argued that residents have seen their living standards …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Event is open to the public
The candidates for Mason District Supervisor will appear at a forum/debate Wednesday evening at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School. Incumbent Penny Gross, a Democrat, and Republican David Feld are running for the supervisor position. The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Ravenwood Park Citizens’ Association, the Ravenwood Citizens’ Association and the Sleepy Hollow Citizens’ Association. The debate will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The school is located at 3333 Sleepy Hollow Road.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A gallery of photos taken recently around Annandale.
Patch has been out snapping photos! A recent weekend included a community event in Edsall Park and a chance to watch snakes and turtles get fed at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Patch also caught the first day of school in Fairfax County, which meant there were lots of buses on the streets. Recent heavy rains brought some high water, but it wasn't enough to keep everyone away from the Wakefield Farmers Market. Enjoy! Do you know something or someone ready for its close-up? Let us know in the Comments section!
Friday, September 2, 2011
One of many debates featuring candidates that represent Annandale and Mason District
A handful of local officials that represent Annandale participated in a candidate debate forum in Falls Church sponsored by the Skyline Square Association and spoke to constituents from Skyline about a variety of topics. Mason District Supervisor Penelope Gross and her challenger, David Feld, Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-35th) and his challenger, Robert Sarvis, Mason District School Board member Sandra Evans, and Fairfax County School Board At-Large Candidate Lolita Mancheno-Smoak all participated in the forum. Each candidate was offered the opportunity to give an opening and closing statement and answered questions from residents during the forum. Questions ranged from asking the candidates how they felt about BRAC, transportation, immigration, …