Get the latest on property tax increases, county employee pension issues, and illegal aliens in Fairfax County and what Republicans should do about these issues!
Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity and immigration lawyer Patti Lyman will headline our speakers at the next meeting of the Fairfax County Republican Committee (FCRC) to be held at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, May 22, in the cafeteria at W.T. Woodson High School, 9525 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031.
As added bonuses, Sang Yi will talk to us about his recent winning of a seat on the Fairfax City Council, and we’ll provide a Virginians for Quality Healthcare (VQH) handout addressing the need to defeat Medicaid expansion in the General Assembly.
Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity, Springfield District, will speak on the county government’s recent decision to increase property taxes and the county’s problematic pension system.
Supervisor Herrity was born in Washington DC but raised in Fairfax County. He graduated from West Springfield High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech. He has held senior management positions, including CFO and COO, in a number of local government contracting and technology companies. The Northern Virginia Technology Council, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Korean Community Center of Greater Washington, and other organizationshave recognized him for his leadership in business, sports, and community organizations.
Supervisor Herrity has been an outspoken advocate for reforming the County’s outdated pension and compensation system so we can attract the best and brightest employees and teachers; fixing the permitting and zoning process so we can better attract businesses; addressing the opioid public health crisis, gang violence, and human trafficking which are occurring in our neighborhoods; and reducing the tax burden on our residents.
Active with transportation issues for over 30 years, Supervisor Herrity has been a leader in the push for the Techway/Northern Crossing, a strong early advocate for telework/telecommuting programs, and an outspoken supporter of the Beltway HOT lanes and their carpooling and mass-transit benefits. He is currently leading efforts to develop solutions to I-66 and Fairfax County Parkway congestion and a network of express bus services.
Patti Lyman, a lawyer specializing in immigration law, will discuss the importance of illegal immigration to Republicans, describe what Sheriff Kincaid is doing, and explain the real life impact on public safety in Fairfax County.
Patricia Bast Lyman is a native Virginian who has practiced immigration law in Fairfax since 2001, specializing in obtaining protection for persecuted Christians fleeing Islamic countries and also assisting detained persons. She has a nationwide practice and has tried cases in virtually every immigration jurisdiction in the U.S.
Prior to joining Just Law International, she practiced constitutional law for years with the American Center for Law and Justice in Virginia Beach, VA, specializing in pro-life, First Amendment, and parental rights issues on the state and federal level and in courts from state trial courts up to appellate circuits and assisting on cases at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Patti earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School (our President’s alma mater!), and a law degree from Regent University Law School.
She and her husband Frank have lived in Fairfax since 2000.
Sang Yi, new elected Republican member of the Fairfax City Council and former delegate candidate, will shed light on his recent successful campaign to win a seat on the council.
Sang Yi immigrated to the United States from South Korea in the 1980s. Upon graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he received a commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve and currently serves as a Lieutenant Commander. He continued his education at the U.S. Naval War College and received his law degree from George Washington University Law School.
Sang currently works as a Congressional staff director on Capitol Hill. He previously served in the executive branch at a Defense Department intelligence agency.
Sang is also active in his community, having served as the President of his Homeowners Association, Second Vice Commander of American Legion Post 177 in the City of Fairfax, and a member of the Lions Club and Freemasons. He is an appointed policy board member for the Fairfax Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) and a member of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Please join us for an update on FCRC activities and an insightful discussion of Fairfax County issues.
Photo credit: Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity, Springfield District (fairfaxcounty.gov photo)