Monday notes

House decorated for Thanksgiving

A house in the Fort Hunt area with the Thanksgiving spirit. (Erika Christ image)

McKay for chairman?

The Washington Post took a look Saturday at changes that might shake up the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2019, including the possibility that Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay could run for board chairman.¬†Should current Chairman Sharon Bulova decide to retire, McKay told the Post, it’s likely he’ll make an announcement.

The possibility that she will step down has moved Supervisor Jeff C. McKay (D-Lee), a close ally, to begin lining up support to become her successor,” Antonio Olivo writes in the Post. “McKay, 43, raised $26,000 between January and July and made several campaign-style appearances outside of his southeastern Fairfax district in recent months.”


Hayfield season ends

Hayfield’s best football season in 25 years came to end Saturday against Freedom (Woodbridge). The Hawks fell 29-19 in the Occoquan Region semifinals, finishing a year that saw them win the Gunston District for the second straight year and finish 9-1 in the regular season — the best mark for the school since 1993.

Senior wide receiver Rayjuon Pringle led Hayfield against Freedom with 12 catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Read more in the Prince William Times.

Beyer co-sponsoring police camera legislation

November 17 marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Park Police’s unexplained shooting of Bijan Ghaisar on Fort Hunt Road. His family, friends and other supporters marked the day with an evening vigil at the Lincoln Memorial that was attended by hundreds.

One day before the vigil, Rep. Don Beyer (D-8) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) announced they were sponsoring legislation to mandate body camera and in-car camera use by all federal police, including Park Police officers. Beyer cited the Ghaisar shooting, which he has pressed federal officials for more information on, as motivation for the legislation.