Jeanette Hough, one of our 3 Republican-endorsed members of the Fairfax County School Board, has resigned her At-Large seat because her husband has been assigned to a job overseas.
There will be a special election to fill her seat on Tuesday, August 29th. Whoever wins will serve the remainder of her term, which expires January 2020.
*All Fairfax County residents are eligible to vote in this election!*
School Board Member Elizabeth Schultz has called this our “Scalia seat”. The FCSB has a 9-3 Democrat majority. From bloated budgets to raising their own pay to imposing transgender ideology on Fairfax County schoolchildren, they have acted recklessly. We took 2 seats in the 2015 elections, changing the dynamics on the school board by forcing some reforms and making the Democrats think twice before ramming their agenda items through. If we lose this special election, we will lose much of the ground we gained in the last 18 months. If we win, we will have a third responsible voice on the board and strengthen our chances of taking more seats in the 2019 regular elections.
The Fairfax County Republican Committee has endorsed Chris Grisafe, a Coast Guard veteran who will be a champion for students, parents, and taxpayers.
(The School Board is a non-partisan office, so all candidates are independent, but the parties choose candidates to endorse.)
Turnout will be extremely low – possibly as low as the single digits. It’s critical that we get out the vote on August 29th!