Thursday, March 5, 2015
Family and Friends Persuading Jay Fisette to Retire from County Board
Another ACDC Meeting, another election cycle begins. Not surprising that five Young Yellow Dog Democrats are running to replace the Old Yellow Dog Democrats retiring from the County Board. Thing that was the most surprising was several Democrats told me that Jay Fisette's family and friends are persuading him to retire at the end of his present term on the County Board, end of 2017. By then Jay will have served 20 years on the County Board and many Dems feel that's long enough. Also, LGBT Dems who have long been Jay's most ardent supporters feel it's time to put a young LGBT candidate on the County Board.
Some of Arlington's non-Yellow Dog Democrats hold Jay largely responsible for the loss of a supposedly-safe Democratic County Board seat last year because of Jay's increasingly-expensive pet vanity projects - dog parks, live theater, and aquatics.
Jay and his spouse, Rob Rosen, have become quite wealthy during Jay's time on the County Board, so Jay can do whatever he chooses when he retires.
Thanks for your blog.
ACDC Old Timer