Monday, October 15, 2007

Mary Hynes Meet-n-Greet Monday Oct. 22

County Board candidate, Mary Hynes (Democrat), will speak to Buckingham residents at a community forum hosted by the Buckingham HeraldTrib

Monday Oct. 22, 7 - 9 p.m.

The forum will be held at the Arlington Oaks Community Center, 4490 N. Pershing Dr. (at the corner of N. Pershing and N. 2nd Street, across N. Pershing from Culpepper Gardens). Parking is limited to on-street, so walk if you can.

Ms. Hynes plans to bring a Spanish-language interpreter with her, so Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend.

Food and beverages will be served.

Ms. Hynes was a 12-year school board member and its chairman. She stepped down in December and started a run for county board in January. She was instrumental in changing the school construction system in the county, and is lauded by many in the county for her attention to detail (a notion supported by the density of her web site) and her understanding of complex problems in the schools.

The county’s infrastructure, affordable housing and “green” initiatives top her list of issues on her web site. She is calling for the creation of a task force to reexamine infrastructure priorities in the county and is for expanding solutions similar to the county’s day laborer site near Four-mile-run.

“When individuals break the law in Arlington, they should be prosecuted and if found guilty punished appropriately regardless of their immigration status. If during legal proceedings County officials conclude an individual is in the U.S. illegally, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service should be contacted,” her web site says. She has a primary focus of hers on the health and safety of Arlingtonians, her web site says.

The general election is Tuesday Nov. 6, with 13 seats from school board to Virginia Senate up for grabs, including two places on the county board. Five candidates are vying for those two seats.


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