In the News
Since beginning his first term on the Alexandria City Council in 2016, Councilman Willie F. Bailey, Sr. has been pragmatic and a no-nonsense advocate for people all across the City of Alexandria. Councilman Bailey's priorities over his first term include bringing more affordable housing to Alexandria, ensuring schools have the facilities and tools for the City's youth to succeed. He now seeks his a second term to continue his fight to make Alexandria a place for everyone.
Rookie councilor Willie Bailey to run for reelection
By: Missy Schrott, Alexandria Times
Two years into his first term as a city councilor, Willie Bailey said he spent a lot of time debating whether to run for reelection. In his considerations, however, he said there was a deciding factor he kept returning to – it’s worth it.
Council Member Looks at Increasing Meals Tax
By: Alexandria Living Magazine Staff
Alexandria City Councilman Will Bailey is reportedly considering proposing a 1 percent increase to the City of Alexandria Meals Tax. The additional funds would be dedicated to expanding affordable housing in the city.
Alexandria Reconsiders The Meaning Of Its Confederate ‘Appomattox’ Statue
By: Patrick Madden, wamu.org
The violent clashes in Charlottesville have intensified the debate over whether cities should remove their Confederate statues. That’s especially true in Alexandria, Virginia, home to one of the most celebrated Confederate memorials: the “Appomattox” statue.