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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 06:20 PM

Elaine McConnell, former Fairfax County, Virginia, supervisor, dies at 88

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Elaine McConnell, former Fairfax supervisor, dies at 88

By Antonio Olivo January 12
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Elaine N. McConnell, a former Fairfax County supervisor who founded one of Virginia’s first instructional pre-schools and played a key role in the creation of the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail line, died Jan. 10 at her home in West Springfield, Va. She was 88.
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Mrs. McConnell entered office with a staunchly conservative social agenda. She supported an effort to restrict children’s access to county library materials on abortion and suicide and called for the removal of the Washington Blade, a gay newspaper, from county libraries.

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