Monday, June 8, 2015
"Peter Fallon Would Be Another Chris Zimmerman on the County Board..."
Like almost everyone who even occasionally votes in Democratic Primary elections we have been deluged by large postcards from Arlington County Board candidates, as well as candidates for the 45th Assembly District -- from would-be successors to Delegate Rob Krupicka.
We aren't impressed by any of the candidates. We are especially not impressed by Peter Fallon who's running for County Board and Mark Levine, who's a candidate for the General Assembly. It appears that Mark wants to be elected primarily to wage ideological warfare against Republicans in the General Assembly.
As for Peter Fallon, who's heavily endorsed by the Arlington Democratic Party's Old Guard Yellow Dog Dems, he served on the Planning, Housing, and Transportation Commissions at the height of the Zimmerman era of Smart Growth when loss of open space, loss of affordable housing, and school capacity progressed from concerns to problems to crises. It's nice that Peter's concerned about Reeves Farm now, but Reeves Farm's been owned by the County the past 14 years. It's disconcerting that the local media continue to use resumes rather than results as criteria when endorsing candidates. Speaking of resumes, where was tax accountant and auditor Peter Fallon when it came to wasteful and extravagant programs and infrastructure approved during the last few years Chris Zimmerman served on the County Board when Peter served on the Planning Commission? It's obvious to us that, if elected, Peter Fallon would be another Chris Zimmerman on the County Board.
As for the rest of the candidates, there is way too much emphasis on party ideology and way too little about what they would do for us when elected. Too bad write-ins aren't permitted or we'd write-in Independents Audrey Clement and Mike McMenamin.