McLean Voter’s Guide
Here’s your complete guide to who’s running to represent McLean. For all of our election stories from this year, go to mclean.patch.com/topics/participate.
Election Day is Nov. 8.
Where and When to Vote
The last day to register to vote was Monday, Oct. 17. Complete information on absentee voting is available on the Fairfax County government website.
Due to statewide redistricting, some voters may be going to a different polling location than in past years, even if the voter has not moved. Find out where to vote here.
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT
McLean residents will be selecting two state senators, 3 house delegates, and Dranesville school board member and Dranesville Supervisor.
Favola, Merrick: State Senate – District 31
Republican Caren D. Merrick (website, Facebook, Twitter), a businesswoman, is challenging Democrat Barbara Favola (website, Facebook, Twitter), a longtime Arlington County board member. They are competing for retiring Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple’s seat representing the hugely reconfigured 31st district.
Forrest, Howell: State Senate – District 32
Republican Patrick Forrest (website, Facebook, Twitter) is running against incumbent Democrat Janet Howell (website, Facebook). Forrest is a former senior official in the Department of Homeland Security. Howell has served since the early 1990s.
Comstock, Danner: House of Delegates – District 34
Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock is running against Democrat Pamela Danner, an attorney. Comstock (website, Facebook, Twitter) was first elected to the House of Delegates in 2009. Danner (website, Facebook, Twitter) is an attorney, small business owner and has served in many local leadership capacities.
Keam: House of Delegates – District 35
Brink, Murphy: House of Delegates – District 48
McLean residents are part of the Dranesville district of Fairfax County. You can find out which district you live in on the Fairfax County government website.
Board of Supervisors Chair
Incumbent Sharon Bulova (website, Facebook, Twitter)is being challenged by Republican Michael “Spike” Williams (website, Facebook), Independent candidate Will Radle (YouTube) and Independent candidate Christopher DeCarlo (website).
Dranesville District Supervisor
Fairfax County Sheriff
Republican William Cooper is facing current Sheriff Stan Barry in this election. Cooper (website, Facebook) is a former deputy sheriff lieutenant. Barry (website) has been Fairfax County Sheriff for 12 years, though there is some controversy over Barry's participation in the DROP program as it relates to his potential re-election.
Seven candidates are running for at-large seats on the Fairfax County school board. In addition, voters will choose a school board representative from the Dranesville district.
Sheree A. Brown-Kaplan (profile, positions)
Lin-Dai Y. Kendall (profile)
Lolita I. Mancheno-Smoak (profile, positions)
Ryan L. McElveen (profile, positions)
Ilryong Moon (profile, positions)
Steven M. F. Stuban (profile, positions)
Theodore J. "Ted" Velkoff (profile, positions)
Raymond Morrogh, a Democrat, is running unopposed. Morrogh (website) has been CA since 2007.
FAIRFAX CO. SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DIRECTOR
Voters may vote for up to three people for the position of Soil and Water Conservation Director, Northern Virginia District. The candidates are:
Johna Good Gagnon
George W. Lamb
John W. Peterson