Jackie Smith Wins In Prince William
Last night, a political earthquake happened in Prince William County!
In a special election for Clerk of Court and the Democratic nominee, Jacqueline Smith, won the race! Jackie is a member of our 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee.
Democrats are motivated, Trump’s antics even motivate voters in local government races, and the Trump Effect is real.
- Jackie was outspent 7 to 1in the race – $235K to $36K
- Absentee turnout was way up– nearly 2,000 votes or 8% were cast early – that is unheard of in special elections.
- Jackie won the absentee vote by 20% while only winning the County by 10% – in other words, Democrats were motivated.
- Jackie becomes the second Democrat to win a countywide race in Prince William County in the last 18 years.
All of this bodes well for our 2017 November elections and in 2018, Congressman Gerry Connolly’s 11th Congressional District, consisting of Prince William County, Fairfax County, and Fairfax City precincts.
2017 Primaries will be held Tuesday, June 13, and 2017 General Election will be held Tuesday November 7.
Passing of Delegate Jim Scott
Fairfax, VA – Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on the passing of former Virginia Delegate Jim Scott:
“Virginia has lost a quiet, gentle but forceful advocate for all who feel powerless. Jim Scott was a voice for civil rights, women’s rights and LGBT rights because he believed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States meant what they said.
Unusual for a politician, Jim was self-effacing. A natural mentor, he promoted talent and sought to bestow credit on others. He advanced the careers of myriad public officials. His generosity of spirit benefited causes throughout our Virginia Commonwealth. And most of that generosity was unheralded.
He championed affordable housing, the homeless, the Fairfax Fair, telework, the environment, among scores of causes. In doing so he elevated politics and ennobled public service as a calling.
Jim was a loving and devoted husband to his beloved wife Nancy and a proud Dad to two extraordinary and accomplished daughters. He was a devout Methodist, and passionate sports fan for North Carolina and the Washington Nationals.
It will be difficult to re-imagine the NOVA community without his towering presence and wise guidance. And his absence will be a void for those of us privileged to know him.”
2017 11th Congressional District Democratic Convention
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:30 a.m. – Registration: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Registration shall start at 9:00 a.m.; You must be in line to register by 10:30 a.m. to participate.
Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Purposes of the District Convention shall be:
- To elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members;
- To consider resolutions; and
- To conduct such other business as may properly come before the convention.
- Pre-file to be a Delegate (participate in this convention) [pre-file until April 28, 5:00 p.m. – pre-filing is not required but is recommended]
- Pre-file for candidacy as a member of the 11th CD [pre-filing required to District Chair by May 3, 5:00 p.m.]
Participating In The Convention
Participation in the Eleventh District Democratic Convention is open to all registered voters who wish to participate as Democrats. All meetings shall be open to all members of the Democratic Party regardless of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic or gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability, and all meetings shall be publicized fully.
There will be a voluntary Convention fee of $10.00 for each District Convention Delegate. No person shall be denied the right to participate in the delegate selection process due to nonpayment of the voluntary administrative fee.
Registration will begin at 9:00 am and cease at 10:30 am, with the exception that anyone in line at that time will be accommodated for the registration process.
In order to save time on the day of the convention, participants are encouraged to pre-register online until 5:00 pm on Friday, April 28. After that time, registration can only be done during the registration period at the convention. Pre-filers must still check in before 10:30 am on the day of the convention.
Election of Members to the State Central Committee
Method. The twenty members of the Democratic State Central Committee from the Congressional District shall be elected by Jurisdiction Caucuses via paper ballots cast following the registration period.
The caucuses shall elect the following numbers of State Central Committee members:
- Fairfax County: 15 Members (7 female & 8 male)
- Prince William County: 4 Members (2 female & 2 male)
- Fairfax City: 1 Member (female OR male)
Pre-filing is required to be elected as members of the Congressional District Democratic Committee/State Central Committee. Persons wishing to be elected are required to pre-file the Membership Pre-Filing Form with the District Chair by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The form must be received by the 11th CD Chair by the designated deadline.
Although email is the preferred method, one may file via email, or mail, or fax, or in-person (hand deliver) provided that the form is received by the designated deadline. No matter which method one uses, a signature must be affixed to the Membership Pre-filing Form.
All documents to be filed with the District Chair shall be filed as follows using one of the following methods:
- By Email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
- By Mail: Robert Haley, 2208 Glencourse Ln, Reston, VA 22019
(Cell Phone: 703-864-4967)
- By Fax: 703-476-9440
Slates. Any individual or group of Democrats may sponsor or endorse a slate of candidates for election to the Congressional District Committee/State Central Committee. However, no slate may receive preferential treatment or a preferential place on the ballot, nor may any slate be publicly identified on the ballot or otherwise as the “official slate.” Person(s) who want a slate listed on a ballot must provide (1) the name of the slate and (2) a list of persons comprising the slate, along with their Pre-Filing Forms. This information must be filed with the District Chair by 5:00 PM, on or prior to Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
For a resolution to be considered at the District Convention, it must be received by the District Chair, or a designated representative, by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017. All resolutions adopted by the District Convention shall be certified by the District Chair and forwarded to the State Central Committee for consideration by the DPVA Resolutions Committee no later than 10 days after the District Convention takes action.
February 12 – 17th Annual John N Sturdivant Award Brunch
Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Democrats
invite you to our
John Sturdivant Award Brunch
Honoring a member of the labor community for his/her commitment to Democratic ideas & values. Announced at the brunch.
With special guest
Congressman Gerry Connolly
and other elected officials.
We will also present our 11th District Community Service Awards:
Senator Janet Howell
Joseph V Gartlan Award Fairfax County
Michael Bizek, Sr.
Deloris Hampton Award Prince William County
Frederick W Silverthorne Award Fairfax City
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Esposito’s Restaurant
9917 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22031
Cost: $50 per person in advance; $55 at the door
Sponsorship levels: $100 | $250 | $500 | $1000
Gerry Connolly is appearing at this event as a special guest. Gerry Connolly is not soliciting funds or donations.