Providence District Supervisor Candidate Paul Bolon Dies

Paul Bolon spent the day knocking on doors in the Providence District of Fairfax County Saturday. He and school board candidate Andrea Bayer walked through neighborhoods introducing themselves to voters. By the end of the day, Bolon, 69, was complaining of chest pains. He was taken to Fairfax Hospital where he died a few hours later.

Bolon, a Republican, was seeking the seat held by Linda Smyth (D), who is retiring at the end of her term, opposing Democrat and outgoing school board member Dalia Palchik.

“Paul Bolon was a great candidate. A professional economist, he brought a clear-eyed, analytical perspective to issues facing our county. As our committee’s Providence District Chairman, he served with distinction as a very effective grassroots leader and a tireless advocate for Republican values and Republican candidates,” said Fairfax GOP Chairman Tim Hannigan.

Bolon was a retired manager at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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