Rumors Untrue, Say Hudgins, Hyland
Cathy Hudgins and Gerry Hyland would like to set the record straight: neither is stepping down from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Rumors have been swirling that Hudgins got a job at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and would be resigning from the board. Completely false, Hudgins said Thursday.
"I have not gotten a job at HUD. I did not apply for a job at HUD. They have not offered me a job at HUD," said Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill), adding that she plans to run for reelection when her third term expires in two years. "I'm having a good time doing what I do and I expect to be here a long time."
Hyland (D-Mount Vernon) said earlier this week that he was rather taken aback to learn that a number of fellow Democrats have already announced their interest in running for his seat. He believes it has something to do with the fact that he is the board's longest-serving member, and that he was in a serious car accident last year. But the assumption that he will step down or not run for another term has been "somewhat hurtful," he said.
"It's a strange feeling to have so many folks lining up assuming that I will do that," he said. He said he has not yet decided if he will run for reelection in two years. "The decision I'll make will be based on if I'm healthy, if I still feel challenged and if I feel I can be as satisfied as I am now that I can help people."
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