Great Falls Community Assoc. To Hold Election Forum

On Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m., the Great Falls Community Association will hold an election forum at the Grange for members and the public. The six Dranesville Supervisor, House, and Senate candidates will discuss Great Falls issues relevant to their offices.

Candidates for Dranesville Supervisor are Puneet Ahluwalia (R) and Jimmy Bierman (D). Incumbent supervisor John Foust is not running for reelection. State Senate District 38 candidates are Jennifer Boysko (D) and Matthew Lang (R). House of Delegates District #6 candidates are Kristin Hoffman (R) and Del. "Rip" Sullivan (D).

"This will be a great occasion to hear what the candidates have to say and how their positions may impact our community," said Chris Rich, president of the Great Falls Community Association.

None of Great Falls' current local or state elected officials are running again. Del. Kathleen Murphy resigns on Dec. 31. Redistricting means that Virginia Senator Barbara Favola represents will no longer represent Great Falls. John Foust, elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in November 2007 and re-elected in 2011, 2015, and 2019, will retire.

Before the moderated sessions, where candidates will present position statements and answer questions, Rich says they will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to community members and speak one-on-one with them.