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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Indecision 2012: Six to Run for RA Board

Indecision12.jpegYes, it's already that time of year again. Six candidates are officially running for three seats on the Reston Association Board of Directors, including one unopposed veteran and five candidates vying for two at-large seats.

Going off the board are RA Board President Kathleen Driscoll McKee, who is barred from running again due to term limits, and VP Paul Thomas, who chose not to run for a second term.

Former at-large director Richard Chew will run unopposed for the South Lakes seat -- a decision he first announced on Facebook, much like a certain GOP contender for president.

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The at-large race will be a bit more crowded:
Incumbent Tom Vis is running for a second three-year term. Four more residents are running in the at-large race for the two open seats. They are lawyer John Farrell, lawyer Donna Miller Rostant, association executive Michael R. Sanio, and Realtor Eve Thompson.
Ballots will be mailed to RA members on March 5, with voting closing at 5pm March 30.

It's great that so many people are willing to run for the board -- which, as we've pointed out before, is something of a thankless job.


  1. My vote goes to Donna Rostant. One smart lawyer. Plus she runs, not just jogs.

  2. I'm writing in Rod Koozmin.

  3. Easy way to get in for Chew... and uncontested election (or coronation). But it remains to be seen what happens with the at large seat, with 4 running, hopefully new blood will come in. Although, at this point, there seems to be no hope for RA. They keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

  4. Here is John Farrell's bio for the firm he works for and yes it does look like he represents land developers. . . . .someone we want to represent us with Reston Master Plan Stage 2 coming down the pipeline?

  5. According to that leafy website, Bob Simon has endorsed Farrell and Thompson.

  6. Anon 3:39

    That's all I need to know, my vote goes somewhere else.

  7. Could work either way - finking loopholes to prevent developers from putting in more highrises but more likely to allow them to . . ..


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