SummaryJennifer Passey is a candidate for the Fairfax City Council Special Election on September 12, 2017. She served on the City’s Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and continues to be an active member of the community.
Jennifer Passey has lived in the City of Fairfax since 2010 with her husband and four boys. An active member of our community, she served on the City’s Planning Commission from 2011-14, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2012-14, and the Country Club Hills Civic Association from 2010-12.
Jennifer is an issue advocacy specialist with over 15 years of professional experience in Washington, D.C.; New Delhi, India; and Dhaka, Bangladesh. She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and moved to the Washington Metropolitan Area in 1995 to attend The George Washington University, where she received her B.A. and, later, her Masters in Political Management. Jennifer worked as a legislative associate for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association representing companies that publish computer and video games. In 2007, she moved to New Delhi and worked for a non-profit organization as an advocate for spouses of expatriates, building relationships with multi-national companies, NGOs and foreign governments including Coca Cola, Ericsson, Nokia, UBS, IKEA, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations, and the governments of Canada, Sweden, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She also worked as a marketing consultant for a small woman-owned business that provided professional services to expatriates in New Delhi. From 2014-16, she lived in Dhaka, where she was the Communications and Publications Coordinator at the American International School Dhaka (AISD).
Jennifer currently works for Girls on the Run of NOVA, a non-profit organization located in the City. She is a parishioner of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and an involved parent at St. Leo the Great Catholic School.
CITY OF FAIRFAX, VA (August 22, 2017): City leaders continue to line up behind Jennifer Passey’s candidacy for City Council. “Jennifer Passey has the right stuff to be a member of our City Council,” Mayor David Meyer said in a statement at a recent campaign event. “Her service on the Planning Commission has shown that she has a keen understanding of the strategic challenges facing our City. I am confident she will make wise and thoughtful decisions that will be in the best interest of all the citizens of our City, now and in the long-term. She is a person with an exceptional mind and a first-rate temperament and I would be very pleased to have her as a colleague on our Council.”
Former Mayor (1992-2002) John Mason agrees. “I am pleased to endorse of Jennifer Passey for Fairfax City Council,” he said in his endorsement statement. “Jennifer has proven herself as a dedicated public servant who has served our community as a Planning Commissioner, a representative on Parks and Recreation Board and an active member and leader in her neighborhood community association. We are at a crucial time in our City and we need someone with a well-rounded perspective and real experience working with current city leaders and residents to move our City forward in a strategic direction for the next generation.”
Mrs. Passey has also secured the endorsements of the following City leaders:
Michael DeMarco, Current City Council Member
Dan Drummond, City Council Member, 2008-2014
Jeff Greenfield, Current City Council Member
Allen Griffith, City Council Member, 1984-1988
Janice Miller, Current City Council Member
Gary Rasmussen, City Council Member, 1990-2010
Jon Stehle, Current City Council Member
Steve Stombres, City Council Member, 2008-2014
Patrice Winter, City Council Member, 2002-2008
Jane Woods, Former Virginia State Delegate (1988-92) and Senator (1992-2000) and Former Secretary of Health and Human Resources (2002-06)
Article on Filing for City Council
Bonnie Hobbs | May 25, 2017
Article in Fairfax Connection
‘Strong Background in City Activities’
Council candidate Jennifer Passey addresses voters
By Bonnie Hobbs | July 12, 2017
Fairfax — Jennifer Passey is running for Fairfax City Council and some 60 people came to her recent, meet-the-candidate….
She worked on several, important projects, including Scout on the Circle and Novus Gateway, and knows we have to get the right kind of balance for the City’s economic growth and development,” he continued. DeMarco also stressed her service on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, helping to create its strategic development plan. And, he added, “She’s very smart and thoughtful and will come forward with a balanced approach and solution.”