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City of Alexandria Elections

City of Alexandria Elections

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More Students, Fewer Dollars

Schools are bursting at the seams while trying to do more with less.

.Enrollment is up, and funding is down. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, which looked at funding and staffing trends at every school division in Virginia.

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High Interest, Big Money

Lenders of last resort in Alexandria try to buy influence in Richmond.

Alexandria has eight car-title lending locations and two payday lenders, plus a growing number of companies offering online loans at nosebleed interest rates. It’s an industry that’s been under fire in recent years, and now campaign-finance disclosures show these companies are spreading their money around to Democrats and Republicans in an effort to influence the next General Assembly.

Voting in Alexandria

On the ballot in the City of Alexandria, Nov. 5, 2019

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Vote for Clerk of Circuit Court of Alexandria

Two candidates vie for Democratic nomination; eight-year term.

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‘Broken Systems’ in Alexandria?

Council, School Board meeting reviews budget process challenges.

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‘Give Us a Direction’ in Alexandria?

School Board to vote on strategy for high school expansion.

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Taking Control in Alexandria

Newly elected City Council, School Board take their posts.

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All Politics Local(ish) in Alexandria

A look at Alexandria’s local races in a mid-term year.

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Alexandria School Board Race 2018

16 Candidates in Race for School Board

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In the Race For Alexandria School Board

16 candidates vie for 9 seats; 4 incumbents not running.

Campaign Finance Confusion in Alexandria?

A large School Board campaign contribution disclosed three years late.

City of Alexandria Elections: In the Race for Mayor and Council

Wilson unopposed for mayor; nine others compete for remaining six seats.