Photo of the Day: Campaign Stop at Simon's

Rep Gerry Connolly (D-VA 11th) talks to Reston founder Bob Simon at his home 13 stories above Lake Anne. Simon and his wife Cheryl opened their home for an event for Congressman Connolly, who is running for re-election.

Also hosting: former Fairfax BOS Chairman Kate Hanley, Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins, Del. Ken Plum, Sen. Janet Howell, and Walter Alcorn of the county planning commission.

As a result of redistricting by the Virginia General Assembly, Reston is once again in Connolly's 11th District after being in Jim Moran's 8th District for 10 years.

Connolly previously represented Reston during his years as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Connolly's opponents in the Nov. 6 election: Republican Chris Perkins; Independents Mark Gibson and Chris Decarlo;  the Green Party's Joe Galdo; and Independent Green Party candidate Peter Marchetti.

Connolly and Simon have a long-standing friendship. Connolly told more than 50 Reston residents in attendance that he looks forward to representing the interests of the community in the U.S. House of Representatives.

JJ Kenny October 15, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Conolloy is running on his record of representing Reston as Chairman 0of teh BOs. Other than that, he has represented nothing in the U. S. Congress..
Laura Ramon October 16, 2012 at 12:06 AM
I think he's done a fine job and will do a great job for us-- maybe he will keep his foot out of his damn mouth which is more than Jim Moran could do!
Laura Ramon October 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Also- Simon's place looks pretty cool!
Kathy October 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Are we allowed to say damn on the Patch now, Karen? When my grandchildren were born, my daughter told me I could never swear in their presence. Let me tell you, it's been hard. If I could say damn on the Patch, they wouldn't hear. It would open up worlds of fun.


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