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|Member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from the Providence district|
December 15, 2003
|Born||July 25, 1949|
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
|Spouse(s)||Nigel S. Smyth|
|Children||Sefton K. Smyth|
|Residence||Lake Barcroft, Virginia|
Linda Q. Smyth is the incumbent representative on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the Providence district.
When Connolly decided to run for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors following Katherine Hanley's decision to not seek a second term in 2003, Smyth decided to seek the Providence District seat he would be vacating.
Unhappiness with development projects in Smyth's Providence District, such as in Tysons Corner and the Merrifield-Dunn Loring neighborhood, as well as the development of the MetroWest planned community near the Vienna Metro station, led to community activist Charles W. Hall challenging Smyth in the 2007 Democratic primary. Smyth defeated Hall in the June primary, and went on to run unopposed in the November 2007 election.
Smyth was elected to her third four-year term in November 2011, defeating Republican Chris S. Grisafe.
Currently, Smyth chairs the Board of Supervisors' Technology Committee.
In addition, Smyth is the on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Counties and serves on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board and Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.
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