The Manassas Journal-Messenger reports that Delegate-Elect Jackson Miller will step down from the Manassas City Council on December 4th, officially opening a position on the Manassas City Council which will be filled by appointment. The leading contenders for that appointment appear to be Sheryl Bass and Maureen Wood, who are openly campaigning. Ms. Bass probably fits in best with the moderates on the council such as Hal Parrish and Steven Randolph, while Ms. Wood is definitely more of a conservative choice along the lines of Marc Aveni and Andrew Harrover.
This appointment could significantly shift the dynamic on the Manassas City Council, which has become more conservative in the wake of the municipal elections held in May. How this seat is filled will demonstrate whether that conservative trend will continue and will impact how the city manages development, immigration and budget challenges in the future.
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