• Re-Elect Congressman Gerry Connolly

    Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District, which encompasses Fairfax County, Prince William County, and Fairfax City in Northern Virginia.

    Congressman Connolly serves on the House Budget Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    He is a member of two Foreign Affairs Subcommittees: Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade; and Mideast and South Asia. On the Government Reform Committee, he serves on: the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia; and the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement.

    Prior to his election to Congress in November 2008, Congressman Connolly was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County, the largest jurisdiction in the Washington, DC metro area with more than 1.1 million residents. Connolly served a total of 14 years on the Fairfax County Board, the last five as Chairman.

    As Fairfax County Chairman, Connolly oversaw an annual budget of $4.5 billion, and the 12th largest school system and the 6th largest office market in the nation. During his tenure on the Board, and with his leadership, Fairfax County earned the title of Best Managed Large County in the nation. Connolly championed an aggressive agenda as Fairfax Chairman in areas ranging from strong environmental stewardship, affordable housing and public safety to transit-oriented development, regional cooperation, and gang prevention.

    He is already earning a reputation on Capitol Hill as an expert on issues affecting local and state governments. Recently, he completed a term as President of the freshman class in the U.S. House of Representatives. In that role he served as a liaison between the House leadership and freshman members of Congress to ensure they had a voice in the legislative process.

    Congressman Connolly received a B.A. in Literature from Maryknoll College in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and a M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1979.

    After graduating from Harvard, Connolly spent 10 years on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he handled numerous issues including oversight of international economic issues and policies concerning the Middle East and the United Nations.

    Congressman Connolly also worked in the non-profit and private sectors for organizations and companies involved in international trade, regulatory matters, and research.

    To learn more about Congressman Connolly’s work in Congress, visit http://connolly.house.gov

    To learn more about Congressman Connolly’s campaign for reelection, visit www.gerryconnolly.com

  • 11th Congressional District Democratic Community Awards

    11th Congressional District Democratic CommitteePlease join your friends on the 11th District Democratic Committee for the 11th District Democratic Community Awards. The 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee invites you to their Annual Brunch to honor some good Democrats.

    Special Guests

    Congressman Gerry Connolly
    Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw

    • John Sturdivant Award

      Honoring a member of the labor community for his/her commitment to Democratic ideals and values

    • 11th CD Community Service Awards

      Honoring three Democrats from Fairfax County/City, and Prince William County for community service

      The Joseph V. Gartlan Award, Fairfax County – Emilie Larson

      The Deloris Hampton Award, Prince William County – Steve Dixon

      The Frederick W. Silverthorne Award, Fairfax City– Ellen Brouwer

    Saturday, December 12th, 2009, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Vespucci Restaurant
    10579 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
    map, click here

    Also being honored is Herbert E. Harris, II, former Eighth District Congressman, for his community service.


    Herb, who has been a resident of Mount Vernon, graduated from Georgetown University Law School with a J.D. in 1951. He served on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1974. He served as a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority from 1968 to 1974. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from 1970 to 1974. Herb was elected as a Democrat to the 94th Congress in 1974, defeating Rep. Stanford E. Parris. He was re-elected to the 95th and 96th Congresses, serving January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1981. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the 97th Congress, defeated by Stanford E. Parris, who regained his former congressional seat.


    Herb was elected to Congress at the same time as his friend Joe Fisher, and who represented the Tenth Congressional District. Joe also served three terms and for the same period of time as Herb.


    The Eighth District included Alexandria, portions of Fairfax County, and Prince William while the Tenth District included Arlington, Falls Church City, and portions of Fairfax County.

    Suggested Donation: $40 to help defray expenses; Sponsors: $250; Hosts: $100. RSVP to: George Burke, Chair, at: georgeburke@cox.net or Ginny Peters, Finance Chair, at glpeters@verizon.net.

    Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect the name, address, occupation & name of the employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Contributions to the 11th CDDC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Individual and federal PAC contributions will be used in connection with federal congressional elections and are subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Such donors should make contributions payable to the 11th CDDC federal account. Because of the involvement of a federal candidate or officeholder in this event, we are not asking for funds from corporations, labor organizations, or other federally prohibited sources.

    Paid for and Authorized by the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee, George Burke, Chair.

  • Sturdivant Awards Brunch

    John Sturdivant

    John Sturdivant

    The 11th Congressional District Committee with special guests Congressman-elect Gerry Connolly and Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw invite you to our annual awards event to honor some good Democrats.

    A full brunch will be served at La Rue 123 (4023 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030; map: http://tinyurl.com/la-rue-123), 11 am – 1 pm on Sunday, December 7.

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  • Congratulations to Congressman-Elect Connolly!

    Congratulations Gerry!

    The 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia congratulates Gerry Connolly on his election to Congress.

    We are confident that Congressman-Elect Connolly will provide the citizens of the 11th CD with common-sense, results-oriented representation that will serve us well in the coming years. 

    We also believe Gerry Connolly will emerge as a leader within the U.S. House of Representatives and will use his intellect and his passion for government to help President-Elect Barack Obama turn our federal government around.We congratulate the Connolly family, campaign manager James Walkinshaw, the entire Connolly for

    Congress staff, and our dedicated volunteers for their hard work in a hard-fought campaign.

    We also offer our thanks to Governor Kaine, Senator Webb, elected officials across Northern Virginia, and all of the Democrats who worked to help Gerry Connolly win this congressional election.  Last, but certainly not least, thanks to everyone in the 11th CD who cast their votes in this historic election.

    Sincerely,

    George Burke, Chair

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