Senator Janet Howell, Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Delegate Ken Plum and Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins join Reston founder, Robert E. Simon, for unveiling of Reston historical marker on May 29, 2015
[On Monday], we all lost a great visionary, Reston lost its founder, and I lost a dear friend. Robert E. Simon died peacefully at his home in Reston at age 101.
Bob changed the way we view community in America when he created the Reston community over 50 years ago. Risking his fortune, he purchased land in then rural countryside of Virginia. He then proceeded to develop a community unlike any other in our country.
As summer 2015 ends, I want to give you an update on my activities as your Senator. It has been a somewhat unusual few months, so I will divide the report into "personal", "professional", and "political" sections.
RICHMOND — A bitter partisan battle between Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and the GOP-controlled legislature over an appointment to the state Supreme Court ground discourse to a halt Monday in a capital city long known for its political decorum.
On the surface, the battle was over who would fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court: Justice Jane Marum Roush, a former Circuit Court judge from the Washington suburbs whom McAuliffe had appointed to the job last month, or Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr., the GOP’s preferred choice.
Like the thimble on a Monopoly board, Virginia is looking to collect by passing “GO.”
A new economic development campaign called “GO Virginia” was announced Tuesday in a series of press conferences held throughout the state. The initiative, formally called the “Virginia Initiative for Growth & Opportunity in Each Region,” aims to encourage growth in the private sector through incentives from the state and cooperation among every region.
Robert E. Simon, Jr. Children's Center, called a "hidden treasure" in Reston, held a grand opening on Saturday, July 18, at 12005 Sunrise Valley Drive in suite 120. Attending the ceremony were families and local dignitaries including Reston founder Bob Simon, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11), Del. Ken Plum (D-36), State Sen. Janet Denison Howell (D-32), Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill) and others. The "Simon Center" meets the educational and social needs of children ages 3 months to 5 years (Pre-K).