Please to be enjoying this
word salad careful, computer-assisted analysis of the official statements of all eight Reston residents seeking a seat on the RA Board of Directors this year. Apparently they all like "Reston" and "community," which is good, plus "committees," which is maybe good, depending on the committee. Interestingly, the word "golf," the cause of some unpleasantness of late, figures less prominently than "values" and "space." Sadly, the word "bocce" is conspicuously absent. If we just keep staring at this for another 20 minutes, we're certain we'd crack the code and determine the deep secrets the RA is hiding, but, you know, the judge shows are about to come on the teevee and whatnot.
Eight candidates are seeking four seats on the Board: two at-large seats, plus the North Point and South Lakes seats. Current board member Richard Chew is facing challenges from former board member Andy Sigle and newcomer Julie Bitzer for the South Lakes seat. In North Point, recently appointed incumbent Dannielle LaRosa faces a challenge from Charles Dorfeuille.
Three people are vying for the two at-large seats, including incumbent Michael Sanio and challengers Bart Astor and Ray Wedell.
It's nice to see an election where all seats are contested, which hasn't always been the case. There's plenty on the board's plate, after all, and the more these issues get talked about during this election season, the better.