Audrey Moore, who has long been regarded as something of an anomaly on the board because of her slow-growth position, and who was often on the short end of 8-1 board votes, may be joined this year by Tom Davis who is promising to preserve the residential character of his own Mason District.
"I always hope attitudes toward growth and development in the county will change, but I've learned after eight years never to expect a change like that," Moore says with resignation. "But I do hope for it."
Moore says the energy shortage is the most pressing problem facing the board -- one that will force the county to pay for past mistakes.
"Fairfax has never made an effort to contain anything," she says. "Fairfax has the most expensive busing in the area and that's because we've allowed development almost anywhere. Buses now have to travel that far to pick up people.
"The energy situation will reinforce the need for the county to contain development," Moore says firmly.
Moore says construction safety is a concern not being addressed by the state government and an area which may demand attention from local officials.
"There doesn't seem to be any concern by the State of Virginia on construction safety -- safety which is right now very lax.
"If the state refuses to do anything, we will have to go to the federal government to get standards tightened."
Moore also speculates that the sales tax may need to be revived in order to cover the costs of Metro's operating deficit.
As for what her constituents in the Annandale District are looking for from the new Board of Supervisors, Moore says: "I think they want good government and good education, and naturally they don't want to pay an exorbitant amount for them."