Letters to the Editor: Happy to Finally See Challenger to Saslaw

Letters to the Editor: Happy to Finally See Challenger to Saslaw
Falls Church News-Press | January 10, 2019
Happy to Finally See Challenger to Saslaw

Editor,

Thanks to the News-Press for blowing the whistle on Virginia State Senate Democratic leader from the 35th District, Dick Saslaw.

In the front page article in the Jan. 3-9 edition (Saslaw Formally Announces Bid For Re-Election), Nicholas Benton informed us that Mr. Saslaw has not had a primary challenger since 1979.

This is an astonishing bit of news in a democracy. Thirty-nine years without a primary challenger.

How did this happen?

Fortunately there finally is a challenger, Yasmine Taeb. I am confident that this once-in-39-years event will mean balanced coverage of the incumbent and the challenger.

Curtis Schaeffer

Falls Church