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- Aaron Gordon Owner, Red Velvet Cupcakery; Reston Merchant's Association; @RedVelvetReston
- Cathy Hudgins Member, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (D-Hunter Mill)
- Cheryl Cort Policy Director, Coalition For Smarter Growth
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