Pictured: Seneca Precinct Captain Andy Wilson; Dranesville Supervisor Candidate Ed Martin; and Dranesville Chairman Rosie Oakley
By Rosie Oakley
Despite rain showers and stifling humidity on the Fourth of July, Fairfax Republican volunteers at Celebrate Great Falls were busy handing out bubbles, American flags, balloons, and red Twizzlers.
Republican-endorsed candidates were seen across Dranesville, celebrating our nation’s independence.
Candidates Gary Pan (House of Delegates, 34th District), Ed Martin (Dranesville Supervisor), Anastasia Karloutsos (School Board, Dranesville) and Christopher Bowen (Soil and Water Conservation Board) all participated in the Great Falls Parade.
At the McLean Fireworks, Gary Pan saw many old friends and made new ones, as he and his team passed out flyers and water bottles.
At-large School Board candidates Cheryl Buford and Vinson Palathingal joined the festivities at the Herndon Town Celebration, meeting families and passing out palm cards. Suzanne Fox, candidate for State Senate in the 33rd District, was also in Herndon.
Our hard-working candidates spent the day shaking hands, talking to voters, and demonstrating their commitment to making Fairfax County a better place for us all.
We hope you and your family celebrated America’s 243rd birthday with enthusiasm and gratitude for the nation we are blessed to call home.
Rosie Oakley is chairman of the Dranesville GOP.