City of Fairfax Expected to Set Date for Special Election for Mayor

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Fairfax County Police

The City of Fairfax City Council is expected to approve a date for a special election for mayor. 

The city's previous mayor, R. Scott Silverthorne, resigned early this month after being arrested in a meth-for-sex sting operation. 

The city says city council members are expected to approve a date for the election at a meeting Tuesday evening.

Police previously said that they received a tip that Silverthorne was using a dating website to set up sexual encounters with other men in exchange for drugs. Police then set up a sting operation. Police say Silverthorne gave an undercover detective two grams of methamphetamine outside a Tysons Corner hotel before his arrest. 

Silverthorne appointed city councilman Jeffrey Greenfield as acting mayor following his arrest. Silverthorne later resigned.

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