Longtime voter registrar Anna Leider, who retired last year after managing over 40 elections, died this weekend after a long battle with brain cancer.
Leider grew up in Alexandria and was a fixture of local election days before her retirement in 2020.
Leider died Saturday, Feb. 12. Leider was remembered as an adept manager of elections and a passionate baseball fan.
“Anna was brilliant, kind, and had a wonderful smile,” former Mayor Allison Silberberg wrote on Facebook. “Her enthusiasm for life was contagious. A few years ago, I ran into her at the start of a Nats game. I distinctly remember how she was all decked out in Nats gear, ready for the game. Later, she cherished that our team won the World Series.”
“I first met Anna when I joined the Alexandria Democratic Committee in 1990 and remember her coordinating the Alexandria primary campaign in 1992 for Bill Clinton.” State Senator Adam Ebbin wrote on Facebook. “She withdrew from Democratic politics when she later joined the registrar’s office but I relied on her for advice on laws dealing with applying for absentee ballots and ways to say that more absentee ballots were fairly counted. She was a wonderful, thoughtful person who will be sorely missed.”
2 decades ago, I got to know Anna Leider as we worked to plan a caucus.
That started a friendship that spanned many elections, a lot of Nationals talk, many parties and one VCU victory over her Jayhawks.
Nobody was more committed to our City and its people. We will miss Anna. pic.twitter.com/nln7Wbsl7I
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) February 13, 2022
Photo via Justin Wilson/Twitter
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