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Lobbyist Wins Seat on Fairfax City Council

Anita Kumar

If you haven't already heard, Dan Drummond, a lobbyist and former newspaper reporter and political staffer well known in Richmond, won a seat on the Fairfax City Council.

Drummond, a senior vice president at the Powell Tate public affairs company, told the Washington Post that voters selected a trio of newcomers because of unhappiness at the rapid pace of development in recent years.

"We need to make sure we have balanced growth," he said. "We can't lose that special something, that small-town charm."

Drummond previously worked as communications director for U.S. Rep. James P. Moran, Jr. ( D-Va.) and as legislative reporter in Richmond for the Washington Times.

His clients include non-profit organizations, information technology companies and Northrop Grumman, the global defense giant. During this year's legislative session, he received attention for his work with the Community Financial Services Association of America, which represents the payday loan industry which legislators are trying to further regulate.

Drummond, 33, said he has been involved in many local groups in Fairfax City, where he has lived since 2000. He was one of 11 people seeking six at-large, non-partisan seats in the Tuesday election.

By Anita Kumar  |  May 8, 2008; 11:15 AM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Election 2008/Local  
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