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G'Bye Bowers; Hello Herrity?

January 30, 2009

>>Loudoun County Administrator Kirby Bowers Is Leaving  

Loudoun County Administrator Kirby M. Bowers announced Thursday his retirement after more than 31 years of service with the Loudoun County government.  He has served as County Administrator since June 1992.  His retirement will be effective April 1, 2009.

>>> Supervisor Delgaudio Comment On Bowers Departure

No other person has shaped Loudoun more in 31 years of his service and as Administrator since 1992.

On Mr. Bower's watch Sterling District's quality of life seemed to be ignored while other parts of the county were built up. Eastern Loudoun was shunned as far as zoning enforcement for Leesburg's benefit and it was only by exception that things were accomplished.

Granted, it was, and is, a board of supervisors that directed Mr. Bowers. But some of these problems are huge.

Illegal aliens massed in recent years and Sterling is ground zero for the largest number of foreclosures in the county--again testimony to the lack of zoning enforcement or local government response to the quality of life issues. Mr. Bowers tenure includes this legacy and I hope that the next administrator takes a different direction when it comes to including Sterling and Eastern Loudoun in providing services.

>>> Help Republican Herrity This Weekend

Next Tuesday, you have an important opportunity to determine the future of our neighboring Fairfax County. On February 3rd, there will be a special election for Fairfax County Chairman to fill the rest of the term of Gerry Connolly, who was elected to Congress last November. I encourage you to work and urge our friends in Fairfax to vote for Republican Pat Herrity.

If you can volunteer to help out on Saturday or Sunday at nearby Fox Mill Elementary School.

Walk Schedule
Saturday, January 31

Fox Mill Elem School 10:00 a.m. and 2pm
2601 Viking Dr  Herndon, VA 20171 (703) 766-4467  stephen.spiker@gmail.com

Sunday, February 1

Fox Mill Elem School  12pm
2601 Viking Dr  Herndon, VA 20171  (703) 766-4467  stephen.spiker@gmail.com

Pat Herrity tells me "We've been blessed by a tremendous outpouring of help from supporters like you for the past two months, and I believe victory is in our grasp."  So, if you can, please help Pat Herrity.

>>>>Phone Banking

Phone banking has been going great. If you can, help Herrity keep the momentum going throughout Election Day - February 3rd . Please help us by coming in to volunteer at one of our two phone banks. 703-451-5515 or 703-766-4467

>>>RIDER'S HOBBY LOSES ITS RIDER

Frank Lyons was Owner, of Rider's Hobby Shop. Recently he added a post office branch making it the north Sterling post office. For 12 years Frank served hundreds of cub scouts and boy scouts and children interested in models and crafts and hobbies of all kinds. Mr. Lyons passed away Tuesday suddenly from unexpected complications during a routine operation.
He made Rider's Hobby Shop one of Sterling's landmarks. Here are the details.

Visitation: Sunday, Feb. 1st,  1 to 3 pm
Money and King Funeral Home  171 Maple Avenue W, Vienna, VA

Funeral Service:  12 noon on Monday, Feb. 2nd,
Saint Mark's Catholic Church  9970 Vale Road, Vienna, VA

A Social at Saint Mark's will follow the Graveside Ceremony.  Again, all are invited.

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