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Fairfax Residents Head to Polls for Special Mayoral Election

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    Residents in the City of Fairfax will head to the polls Tuesday to vote for a new mayor, six months after the city's previous mayor was arrested in a meth-for-sex sting operation. 

    Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    Last year, the city's previous mayor, R. Scott Silverthorne, was arrested after police received a tip that he was using a dating website to set up sexual encounters with other men in exchange for drugs. Police say Silverthorne gave an undercover detective two grams of methamphetamine outside a Tysons Corner hotel before his arrest. 

    Silverthorne resigned days later

    Silverthorne appointed city councilman Jeffrey Greenfield as acting mayor following Silverthorne's arrest and resignation.