The FLCV enthusiastically endorses Sharon Bulova to be the next Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Sharon has a long history of supporting the environment and protecting our quality of life. She is a champion for the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) that provides transit options to augment the Metro system. She understands that Fairfax is effected by issues across the region and Virginia such as air pollution and interstate trucking, and has provided leadership on the Governors Commission and COG. She has chaired the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee for 17 years and has the knowledge to guide us through lean budget times as we face unprecedented economic challenges.An interesting sidenote is that the League of Conservation Voters also endorsed Mike McClanahan, who ran against Pat Herrity for the Springfield Supervisor seat back in 2007. This is worth noting because Pat has now had two opportunities in less than two years to get the organization's endorsement, but has failed to do so on both occasions. Sharon Bulova, on the other hand, got FLCV's endorsement in 2007.
The FLCV conducted a thorough endorsement process that includes candidate interviews, reviewing voting records, and analyzing questionnaires.
Also, while the organization usually endorses Democrats, it has endorsed Republicans who made it clear that they were the better candidate on environmental issues. In 2007, for example, FLCV endorsed Joan Dubois for Supervisor in the Dranesville District. So when it comes down to it, the endorsement was one that could have been up for grabs but FLCV clearly believes that Sharon Bulova is the candidate who has demonstrated good long term plans on how to address environmental issues.