Jonathan Fahey, a former federal prosecutor, has thrown his hat into the race for the commonwealth’s attorney position in Fairfax.
Fahey worked on drug, gang and white-collar crime cases as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, but resigned last month, the Washington Post reported.
He is listed as an Independent candidate for the spot, according to Fairfax County candidate information.
Fahey served as general counsel for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy last year, according to his LinkedIn. He also was an adjunct professor at American University’s law school and the George Washington University.
Fahey lives in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County near Belvedere Park, according to the Fairfax Bar Association.
Fahey will face off against former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor Steve Descano, a progressive candidate who ousted Raymond Morrogh in a close race for the Democratic nomination.
The general election is Nov. 5.
Photo via Jonathan Fahey/LinkedIn
The primaries today (June 11) for Tysons-area voters will determine the Democratic nominees for two Virginia Senate seats; the Hunter Mill District, Providence District and chair for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; and the Commonwealth’s Attorney.
Here’s a refresher on who the Democratic candidates are for each race:
Board of Supervisors chair:
- Reston developer Timothy Chapman
- Lee District Supervisor Jeffrey McKay
- Georgetown law professor Alicia Plerhoples
- Fairfax County School Board Member At-Large Ryan McElveen
Providence District seat on the county board, which covers Tysons and Merrifield:
- Technology professional Linh Hoang
- former Vienna Town Councilmember Edythe Kelleher
- Fairfax County Planning Commissioner Phillip Niedzielski-Eichner
- Providence District School Board Member Dalia Palchik
- Rotunda Condominium Unit Owners Association board member Erika Yalowitz
Hunter Mill District seat on the county board, which covers Vienna:
- Former Fairfax County Planning Commissioner Walter Alcorn
- Lawyer Laurie Dodd
- U.S. Air Force veteran and community advocate Shyamali Hauth
- Recent Roanoke College graduate Parker Messick
- Comstock Companies executive Maggie Parker
District 31 in the Virginia Senate, which encompasses McLean:
District 35 in the Virginia Senate, which encompasses Falls Church:
- incumbent Dick Saslaw
- lawyer and activist Yasmine Taeb
- attorney and small business owner Karen Torrent