UPDATE 8/30: New Nominee Is Chosen for Clerk

Updated 8/30

Fairfax County Democrats nominated McLean real estate agent Dale A. Evans this week to replace David H. Miller as the party's candidate for clerk of the Circuit Court.

Miller withdrew from the race in July after court documents showed that he owed more than $38,000 in federal income taxes.

Evans, 60, was nominated by acclamation at a brief convention Tuesday at the Fairfax County Government Center. Evans, a native of Flint, Mich., served as chairman of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners before relocating to Virginia in 1990 when his wife accepted a job on the staff of U.S. Sen. Donald W. Riegle (D-Mich.). Evans has been on the boards of the McLean Community Center and the McLean Little League and was chairman of the Dranesville Democratic Committee.
The clerk is the chief administrative officer of the Circuit Court, with a staff of about 160 who manage land and probate records, marriage licenses, weapons permits and other legal documents. The job also comes with an eight-year term.
Evans will face two-term Republican incumbent John T. Frey in November. Also on the ballot is independent Joseph P. Oddo.
-- Bill Turque

Updated 7/31
From today's Metro section:

David H. Miller, Democratic candidate for clerk of the Circuit Court in Fairfax County, said yesterday he was dropping out of the race. In a statement, Miller thanked supporters but gave no specific reason for ending his candidacy.

On July 13, The Washington Post reported that Miller owed more than $38,000 in federal income taxes. Court documents show that the IRS has placed liens against his Fairfax home for unpaid taxes in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Miller also owes $662 in property taxes on a house in Bethany Beach, Del., according to the Sussex County assessment office.
Ginny Peters, Fairfax County Democratic Committee chairman, said the party will call a convention to nominate a new candidate.
-- Bill Turque

Originally posted 7/13
David H. Miller, a Democratic candidate for clerk of the Circuit Court in Fairfax County owes the federal government $38,000 in taxes according to records on file at the county courthouse. Miller said he is "flabbergasted" by the news and that a reporter's question about the matter was the first he had heard of it. The news is here.

By Focus on Fairfax |  August 30, 2007; 10:10 AM ET  | Category:  People , Politics
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