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October 5, 2003

CONTACT: Patrick G. Eddington 703-282-6942 (cell)
Roger Diedrich 703-352-2410
Anne Gavin, Hawley Campaign (703) 989-8364


Arlington, VA -- The Virginia Sierra Club's two Northern Virginia groups announced their endorsement of Republican Buzz Hawley for Fairfax County Supervisor in Mason District today.

"Buzz Hawley's experience at the federal level in helping to craft ground-breaking teleworking legislation will serve the people of Fairfax well in developing high-tech, lower cost means of reducing traffic and sprawl," said Pat Eddington, Political Chair for the Mount Vernon group.

"We are looking for leaders with the right environmental instincts to address the many complex problems concerning clean air, clean water, land use and transportation faced by Fairfax County," said Roger Diedrich, Vice Chair of the Great Falls Group which covers the northwestern part of the County. "We have every expectation that Buzz is a candidate we can work with in that regard."

The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. Sierra Club's members support policies designed to conserve natural resources and protect the environment through political activism at the federal, state, and local levels. The two Northern Virginia groups, Mount Vernon and Great Falls, have particular interests in sprawl and transportation issues and their impact on the local environment.

"I am proud to accept the Sierra Club's endorsement," said Buzz Hawley. "For too long, the Board of Supervisors has failed to have a vision for Fairfax's future. As a result, the Board makes decisions about important issues like development and transportation in a vacuum. We have too much upzoning and not enough thoughtful consideration of its impact on the future."

The Mount Vernon and Great Falls groups of the Sierra Club represent over 8,000 members in Northern Virginia.


Buzz Hawley for Mason District Supervisor