Today, Great Falls resident Jennifer Chronis announced her campaign for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors-Dranesville District, picking up the endorsement of Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield). The seat is now held by John W. Foust.
â€œFairfax County is at a crossroads. The decline in federal spending is impacting our local economy after decades of prosperity, limiting the revenue that we need to invest in our schools, transportation and other needs that are critical to our quality of life,” Chronis said. “The Board of Supervisors must work closely with the business community to help foster a vibrant, balanced, technology-driven economy that provides the employment opportunities and public revenues we need to remain the number one county in the country.”
Chronis served in the Army for more than two decades and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2010 after serving in combat roles in Operation Desert Storm and Bosnia. She is currently an IBM Vice President.
Chronis said the fall-off in federal spending “requires leadership, innovation and a willingness to make hard decisions for the long-term health of our community â€“ qualities that have been lacking on the board.”
In endorsing Chronis, Herrity said she would bring a voice for “common sense solutions and fiscal responsibility.”
Chronis graduated from Fairfax County schools and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. She is on the Board of Directors for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Washington D.C. Chapter, is an IT Fellow with the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) and has been a volunteer for the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia.
Foust, a Democrat, was elected to the board in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress last year, winning the Democratic nomination in the 10th District but lost to Barbara Comstock in the race to succeed longtime Rep. Frank Wolf (R).
The Dranesville district includes parts of Herndon, Great Falls, McLean, Vienna and Falls Church.