Former Dranesville Supervisor Ernest Joseph Berger died at home on on September 25, 2020. He was laid to rest today following a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Spirit Church in Johns Island, South Carolina.
A devout Catholic, Berger was actively involved with John F. Kennedy’s 1960 run for the White House. He became a Republican in 1963, and would later call Ronald Reagan his “hero.”
In 1991, Berger was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors…
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts is calling for the resignation of Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni, in a blistering statement issued today. “With Atif Qarni, the special interests always come first,” Knotts lamented. “Now more than ever, we need a Secretary of Education who is laser-focused on serving the needs of Virginia’s students.”
“Secretary Qarni cruelly and baselessly defamed Asra Nomani — a devoted single mother, renowned investigative journalist and tireless human rights advocate,” Knotts said.
Former Lieutenant Governor John H. Hager, who later served as Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, died Sunday. He was 83 years old. In addition to his long record of public service in Virginia, Hager was assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services during the second Bush Administration.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on Thursday’s Mornings on the Mall program, to discuss the myriad issues now plaguing Fairfax County Public Schools. “When the school board makes national headlines for the disaster they put in front of us, it’s just really disheartening,” Knotts lamented.
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos slammed Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) on Tuesday. “A choice of two days per week in the classroom is not a choice at all,” DeVos said in a call with the nation’s governors.
The secretary reiterated her message on Tucker Carlson’s national television program. “They had an absolute disaster this spring,” DeVos said of FCPS. “And now this fall they’re suggesting that as a way to start school again, you can choose zero days a week for your child to be in school, or two days a week. That’s not a choice — that’s a pretense of a choice.”
Virginia’s 8th, 10th, and 11th Congressional Districts have now concluded their nominating conventions — these were the first of many steps needed to give Virginians a voice and restore common sense to our Commonwealth.
Your friends and neighbors registered to serve as delegates – and even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they came out to cast their ballots and participate in our great democracy. Delegates had important decisions before them, and evaluated the candidates with care and thoughtfulness
With our nation mired in violence, the official Twitter account of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee heralded rioting as “an integral part of this country’s march towards progress,” in a now-deleted May 30 tweet.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts slammed the “reckless” tweet in a June 1 interview on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall radio program.
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts is hailing Republican Sang Yi’s decisive election to another term on the Fairfax City Council.
“Congratulations to Sang Yi on a stunning victory,” Knotts said Tuesday night. “More votes were cast for Republican Sang Yi than for any other candidate on the ballot in the City of Fairfax.”
Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts was on Friday’s Mornings on the Mall program, discussing the urgent need to begin restarting our region’s economy. “People are hurting right now,” Mr. Knotts said, noting that unemployment claims have soared in the wake of corovavirus-related shutdown orders…
Democrat Northern Virginia officials sent a letter to Governor Ralph Northam on Sunday, urging him not to ease restrictions on their own constituents’ economic and personal freedoms.
The letter – signed by “Mayors and Chairs of the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, and the City of Alexandria” – does not reflect the views of all Northern Virginians, who are now suffering financially and otherwise as the result of Governor Northam’s March 30 “stay at home” order…