Board of Supervisors - Chairman

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

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12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 530
Fairfax, VA 22035

Sharon Bulova, Chairman, At-Large

WHAT WE DO

Sharon Bulova is honored to serve her third term as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She was first elected Chairman in a special election in 2009 and previously served as the Braddock District Supervisor from 1988-2009. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors presides over all Board of Supervisors meetings and represents over 1.1 million county residents.

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Chairman Sharon Bulova

December 6, 2018
  Today, Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2019.   “It has been an honor to serve the Fairfax County community,” Chairman Bulova said. “During these past 30 years, I have been privileged to work alongside dedicated elected officials at every level of government, with talented, caring county staff and a county full of enthusiastic community volunteers. While I will not be running for re-election in 2019 I sure do have a lot to look back on with great satisfaction.”   Sharon Bulova served as the Braddock District Supervisor on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1988 - 2009, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in a special election in 2009. She was re-elected Chairman in 2011 and again in 2015. The year 2019 will mark her 10th year as Chairman and her 31st year as a member of the Board of Supervisors.   During her career, Chairman Bulova is proud of her role in founding the VRE commuter rail system, piloting Metro’s Silver Line Phase 1 over the finish line, navigating through the Great Recession and federal sequestration while retaining Fairfax County’s triple AAA Bond rating, founding Faith Communities in Action, initiating Communities of Trust, convening the Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission, helping launch Diversion First, facilitating the new vision and plan for Tysons, and spearheading numerous environmental, historical and cultural initiatives on behalf of the residents of Fairfax County.   “There is still much to do and contribute,” Chairman Bulova said. “My term does not end until the end of next year. I look forward to working with you during these months ahead and thank you for your engagement, support and participation in your community.”   The upcoming election for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will take place on November 5, 2019, and the new Board will begin its work on January 1, 2020.   Fairfax County Podcast Interview with Chairman Sharon Bulova

Demographics Report 2018

November 26, 2018
According to the recently released 2018 Demographics Report, Fairfax County’s current population is approximately 1,152,873. Our median household income is $118,279, which is almost double the U.S. median household income of $60,338. Fairfax County has been recognized nationally for having some of the highest household incomes in the country and that trend continues based on the latest data. However, it’s important to note that 6 percent of our population lives in poverty. Fairfax County’s annual demographics report features critical insights into who we are in Fairfax County – our ethnicity, housing costs, income, forecasts of population and housing units, and several other indicators. This information is used by the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive and county agencies to make informed and strategic decisions on the services provided to our community, as well as the county’s budget and economic future.  Read the 2018 Demographics Report  View Interactive Data

Vote

October 17, 2018
The 2018 election is quickly approaching and in-person absentee voting is underway at 10 locations countywide. You can also vote absentee by mail.  The November 6, 2018 election ballot includes: Member, United States Senate Member, United States House of Representatives (8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts) Town of Herndon (Voters who live in Herndon only) Mayor Member, Town Council In addition, there is a public safety bond referendum and two Virginia state constitutional amendments. Our county has almost 700,000 active registered voters and we’re expecting a good turnout based on recent elections. That means a lot of people will go through our 243 voter precincts on Nov. 6 during the 13 hours of voting, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may want to consider absentee voting, especially if you have a long commute, have a disability or illness or you are a first responder. There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia. Reasons you can absentee vote: Student attending college or university outside of locality of residence in Virginia Spouse of student attending college or university outside locality of residence in Virginia Business outside County/City of residence on Election Day Personal business or vacation outside County/City of residence on Election Day I am working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Election Day I am a first responder (member of law enforcement, firefighter, emergency technician, search and rescue) My disability or illness I am primarily and personally responsible for the care of a disabled/ill family member confined at home My pregnancy Confined, awaiting trial Confined, convicted of a misdemeanor An electoral board member, registrar, officer of election, or custodian of voting equipment I have a religious obligation Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces Spouse or dependent living with a member of Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces Temporarily residing outside of U.S. Temporarily residing outside of U.S. for employment or spouse or dependent residing with employee Authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place Granted a protective order issued by or under the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction. Complete list of information from Virginia Department of Elections, including supporting information you may need to provide. In-person absentee voting began on September 21 at the Fairfax County Government Center and expanded to nine additional locations on October 13. The last day to absentee vote in-person is Saturday, Nov. 3. There are 10 locations for absentee voting and weekday and Saturday hours for your convenience. You must be a registered voter and you will need to bring your photo ID.  You will receive an absentee voting application when you arrive. (The deadline to register to vote and update your name and address was Monday, Oct. 15.) Note: The Office of Elections is closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8 and there is no in-person absentee voting. Please visit Fairfax County's NewsCenter for more information. 

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