Connie Haines Hutchinson, a Herndon native who served seven terms on the Herndon Town Council announced Monday she is running as an independent in the Feb. 19 special election to fill the 86thHouse District seat vacated by Jennifer Boysko’s election to the State Senate.
“My experience with the legislative process at the local level gives me the background needed to be an effective representative for the voters of the 86thDistrict,” Hutchinson stated. “With all the political party turmoil that’s going on right now, I think people will welcome the opportunity to support someone who will focus on the cooperation and collaboration needed to get things done.”
Hutchinson’s entry makes next Tuesday’s election a three-way race. Democrats have nominated dentist Imbraheem Samirah and Republicans have nominated U.S. Air Force veteran Gregg Nelson
Most of the 86th District is in Fairfax Country, but it includes a section of eastern Loudoun bordered by the W&OD Trail to the south, Sterling Boulevard to the west, and East Juniper Avenue, Oak Tree Lane and Sugarland Road to the north.