By Deborah Bornstein Munoz
Brian Schoeneman kicked off his campaign for Fairfax County Sully District supervisor Tuesday night with a big crowd of supporters at Backyard Grill in Chantilly. Here Brian addresses the crowd while Supervisor Pat Herrity and former school board member Steve Hunt, who have both endorsed him, listen to his remarks. Brian gave an excellent speech about growing business and strengthening the tax base in Sully and, for business owners, it was good to hear he would continue the tradition of a business-friendly board of supervisors since many consider Sully to be the Tysons Corner for site construction products and other industries.
Shak Hill talked with high school students. It was great to see so many young people including Megan and Ben Bush and also Jorge Reyna of the Fairfax YRs, along with several George Mason College Republicans. I estimated probably 75-100 people crowded into the restaurant to support Brian.
It was fitting that Brian’s event at the Backyard Grill was in the front yard of where Tito and I buy our pipe, fire hydrants, and erosion control supplies for our projects in Sully — including banks, service stations, and car washes — as well as for use in the rest of Northern Virginia. Ferguson Enterprises and ACF Environmental are just two of the hundreds of industrial businesses in Sully District that are vital to those of us who build in Virginia. Sully is a booming area for both families and businesses and we see Brian as the candidate who can continue to support and effect positive economic development in that district. The growth in Sully District ultimately contributes to the prosperity of Fairfax County and the entire Commonwealth.
Local business owner Suzanne Spikes, Monique Hunt, and Tito Munoz with Brian Schoeneman. Support for Brian extends well beyond Sully District, an example of how he has reached out and worked with people throughout Virginia.
Brian has been endorsed by Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity as well as Jay McConville, Former Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman; Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-10th District); Michael Thompson, Sr., Chairman and President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy; Elizabeth Schultz, Fairfax County School Board Member; Sang Yi, Korean American Republican Party of Virginia President; Elizabeth Minneman, Former College Republican Federation of Virginia Chairwoman (2014-15); Devon Flynn, George Mason University College Republicans Chairman and Sully resident; and Neb Yegezu, Northern Virginia Community College Republican Chairman, Annandale Campus.
Brian began his government service as a political appointee in the presidential administration of George W. Bush, where he served as Special Assistant to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao. In 2013 he was appointed by the judges of the Circuit Court in Fairfax County to the Fairfax County Electoral Board. In June 2013 he became the senior member of the Board, and helped guide the Board through a number of major changes. During the 2013 General Election, which included the closest statewide election in Virginia history, he was praised for his evenhandedness, honesty, and transparency.
For over 20 years Brian has been a Republican volunteer serving as precinct captain, FCRC communications director, General Counsel, delegate at RPV conventions, and in 2011 he ran for the 37th Virginia House of Delegates district which included parts of Sully District. Brian is a lawyer and lives in Centreville with wife KayAnn and son Nick.
Deborah Bornstein Munoz is a Republican activist who resides in Prince William County, Virginia. She is Vice President of a commercial construction company.
Photos by Deborah Bornstein Munoz
February 24, 2015