It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your City Councilman since July 2009. Unfortunately that will come to an end on December 31, 2012, as the votes did not go my way in Tuesday’s election.
While the outcome was not what we had hoped, I have been so fortunate over the past 3.5 years to serve the citizens of Alexandria. I have met so many kind and wonderful people from all walks of life in every part of our City over the past few years. I am grateful to the hundreds of campaign donors and volunteers who worked tirelessly on the campaign over the past six months.
Despite the ongoing enthusiasm and energetic campaign, the numbers were too much to overcome. The shift from the traditional 15 percent voter turnout for local elections to an 80 percent voter turnout for the presidential race had a heavy impact on the local results. In May 2009, 7,000 votes was enough to win a Council seat and even though over 25,000 Alexandrians supported my candidacy on Tuesday, that was still 4,500 short of victory.
Alexandria is an incredible city and will always be my home. Even though I will not have a seat at City Hall next year, I will continue to work, as I have for the over the past 20 years, to make Alexandria a better place to call home.
Congratulations to Mayor Euille, Vice Mayor Silberberg and the rest of the new City Council. My prayers and best wishes are with them as they make decisions that will shape our future.
Alexandria City Councilman
Frank H. Fannon IV is a life-long Alexandrian who has lived and worked in the community his whole life. Frank was elected to the Alexandria City Council in May 2009. During his time on the Council, Frank has brought strong leadership and in depth knowledge of Alexandria issues. He is currently the branch manager at SunTrust Mortgage in Old Town and has spent his career in mortgage banking.
Frank plays an active role in organizations and charities throughout Alexandria. He is a member of the Rotary Club, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, and he serves as Campaign Chair for the United Way of Alexandria. He was the finance chair for Alexandria’s 250th Birthday Commission. Additionally, Frank is a founding board member of the Alexandria Aces collegiate summer baseball league team.
During his time on the Council, Frank has championed an ethics reform program to ensure accountability with City Hall and worked to defeat special tax districts for businesses and homeowners. He has also worked to preserve Alexandria’s historic character and keep the city a great community in which to work and live.
Frank is a graduate of Elon College in North Carolina, and he also graduated from the University of Virginia’s Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership. Frank received the most votes in the last City Council race of any candidate seeking re-election.
Click on this link to learn more about what I have accomplished on the City Council: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3wvqnWhwzo&feature=plcp.
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