June 11, 2019

2019 Northern Virginia Primary Results: Principi loses in Woodbridge primary

Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi lost his primary race against challenger Margaret Franklin, according to unofficial results. Franklin had 1,202 votes to Principi’s 1,005 votes.  Franklin, is the legislative director for U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Florida. Margaret Franklin said she didn’t know how to describe how she felt after learning that she won the primary election against Principi, but she wanted …

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June 11, 2019

Newcomer Margaret Franklin beats Frank Principi in primary race

Political newcomer Margaret Franklin on Tuesday night upended Prince William County Supervisor Frank Principi’s bid for a fourth term. Franklin mounted a successful Democratic primary challenge in the Woodbridge District, collecting 1,202 votes to Principi’s 1,005, according to unofficial results.  Interviewed Tuesday afternoon, Franklin said that if she won, it would be because of a desire for change. “If I …

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May 17, 2019

Franklin picks up multiple endorsements in Woodbridge race

WOODBRIDGE — A political newcomer in Prince William County has turned the heads of some established Democrats in the region. Margaret Franklin is running to unseat fellow Democrat and Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi in a June 11 Primary Election. Today, Franklin’s campaign sent us an email that included multiple endorsements from the following state, and locally-elected officials: Atif Qarni, Virignia …

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December 13, 2018

Dozen candidates planning to run for Prince William County supervisor seats in 2019

In the Woodbridge District, if Principi seeks re-election, he will have competition for the Democratic nomination from Margaret Franklin. Franklin is the legislative director for U.S. Rep. Al Lawson of Florida and is an alternate commissioner for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. She previously served as vice chair of the county’s Democratic Party committee.

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December 2, 2018

Virginia 2019 Candidates for House of Delegates, State Senate, County Boards, Other Offices

Woodbridge Supervisor (PW County; very “blue” district): Democrat Margaret Angela Franklin (“With our county rapidly growing and changing, our current Board of Supervisors has proven time and time again that it is out of touch with the realities that you and I face each day”) is challenging Democratic incumbent Frank Principi (“was elected as Woodbridge Magisterial District Supervisor in 2008, championing his vision for a …

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November 19, 2018

Together, a new start for Woodbridge

As a candidate for Woodbridge District supervisor, I want to guarantee that diversity within Woodbridge and Prince William County is respected and protected. This means electing board members who understand our residents and who will ensure they have the economic security many recognized while growing up here and that many others moved to the area to achieve. 

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October 18, 2018

Five enter 2019 race for Prince William Board of Supervisors

Five more Democratic candidates have entered the 2019 race for the Prince William Board of Supervisors. They include, from left, Kenny Boddye, a candidate for the Occoquan District seat; Margaret Angela Franklin, a candidate for the Woodbridge District seat; L.T. Pridgen, a candidate for the Coles District seat; and Ann Wheeler, a candidate for board chair. Deshundra Jefferson (not pictured) has …

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April 2, 2018

How Black Women on Capitol Hill Are Dealing with Trump

It’s difficult to say exactly how many black women are currently working on Capitol Hill. Turnover is high and lateral career moves happen often. For perspective’s sake, in 1974, there were 18 black women staffers in “top-drawer, prestigious” jobs in Congress, Ebony reported that June. Forty years later, there’s been real progress, as the January event at Cannon House showed. But not nearly enough, …

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