Your peddling bullshit about Republicans (D) hack , your whole posts are nothing but lies
>Again it was a Republican leaning County that decided that diversity should be a goal in TJ admissions
BS this is far before TJ became the magnet high tech school who do you think you can lie to , YES the WOKE (D) Stupid that's all
Its been a Democrat show long after that in Fairfax County Va.
FAIRFAX VOTES FOR THE STATUS QUO
By Eric LiptonNovember 16, 1995
He got into the race late. He tried to knock off an incumbent in a county where there was little anti-incumbent fervor. And the complicated anti-tax message he was trying to sell to voters left him vulnerable to attack.
Those are some of the reasons, according to Fairfax County political activists, that Republican Gary L. Jones last week was unable to oust incumbent Democrat Katherine K. Hanley as chairman of the County Board of Supervisors.
"There was just nothing that motivated people," said Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully), who was reelected. "People just kind of said: We are doing all right. Let's stick with what we got.' "
Political observers said that as the challenger, Jones had to set the agenda for the campaign in order to win.
Hanley had taken over the county's top job in February, after winning a special election to replace Thomas M. Davis III, the former Republican board chairman who is now in Congress.
Jones, the outgoing School Board chairman, raised more money than Hanley, and he had the backing of the county's business community, as well as an endorsement from Davis.
But Jones faced an uphill battle from the start, Republicans and Democrats said. Hanley had made few mistakes during her eight months in office and was able to take at least some of the credit for the accomplishments of the three years when Davis was in charge. Jones also was making his first run for public office; Hanley had been a candidate four times before.
Jones ended up with 88,756 votes; Hanley collected 101,317, or 53 percent.
"People knew she was chairman, and she really had not done anything positive or negative since she was elected," county GOP Chairman Patrick Mullins said. "People were inclined to let the lady have a four-year shot at it."
Some Republicans leaders also said privately that Jones, who entered the race in June after a long search by the GOP for someone to challenge Hanley, did not go after her aggressively enough. They say he should have done more to emphasize the GOP stance that Hanley is unprepared to deal with the severe budget crunch the county faces.
"We did not set the stage well enough to explain why voters should have replaced her," said one party activist. "When you have two nice people talking about nice things, the incumbent will come out on top."
Supervisor Elaine N. McConnell (R-Springfield) said the problem wasn't Jones, it was a liberal bias in the media that played down the differences between the two candidates and gave voters the mistaken impression that Jones and Hanley were virtually the same.
In the final weeks of the campaign, Republicans gave Jones credit for better defining himself, after he stepped up his emphasis on his plan to eliminate the county's business, professional and occupational licensing tax and talked less about issues on which he and Hanley agreed, such as the need to build more roads and increase school spending.
Jones told voters that the county should phase out the business tax and rely on economic growth to make up for the estimated $60 million in revenue the tax brings the county each year. But that plan, which echoed the economic theories of the Reagan administration, was a hard sell in Fairfax, Republicans and Democrats said, because the county already faces a $146 million deficit next year, and Jones had told voters he wanted to increase school spending. Hanley dubbed the idea "voodoo economics."
"It was a mistake for him to associate himself with Ronald Reagan," said county Democratic Party Chairman Mark D. Sickles. "People may have liked Reagan personally, but they generally believe that the tax cuts exacerbated the deficit problem. And the argument here in Fairfax that a tax cut would raise more revenue, most people found that nonsensible."
One Republican, who asked not to be identified, said he agreed with Sickles: "Few people understand Reaganomics. It just compounded his problems and confused people."
Jones was out of the state this week and could not be reached for comment. But after the results came in election night, he said he was proud of the way he had campaigned.
"I have run the campaign with the kind of personality I have," Jones said. "I don't think it is necessary to get down and dirty."
Hanley said she agreed with other political observers who suggested that voters were happy with the status quo.
"The citizens of Fairfax County chose to have me continue the moderate, consensus-building policies I am following," she said this week.
Hanley has ended up with a county board with six Democrats and four Republicans, compared with the current five-five split. That Democratic majority was a result of the 327-vote victory of Democrat Penelope A. Gross over Republican William B. Bailey in the Mason District, the only seat on the board to switch party hands this year. CAPTION: Katherine K. Hanley will lead a Democratic-majority county board. CAPTION: Gary L. Jones wanted to eliminate the county's business licensing tax.