• Meeting to fill vacancy – June 17

    A member of the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee has resigned, creating a vacancy of 1 (one) male position from Fairfax County on the committee to be filled as prescribed in Section 6.5 of the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan.

    Under the authority granted in Section 6.4 of the DPVA Party Plan, the Chair has called a meeting of the Committee on Sat., June 17, 2017 at 9:40 AM to fill the vacancy. This meeting will be held at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, in the same room as the Central Committee meeting (scheduled to start at 10:AM).

    All meetings of the 11th CD Democratic Committee are open to the public. If you are interested in the vacancy, please ask a member of the committee to be nominated.

  • Results of the 11th Congressional District Convention

    The following people were elected to the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee at the May 13th Convention.

    City of Fairfax

    • Hon. Penelope “Penny” Rood

    Fairfax County

    • Anne M. Alston
    • George Becerra
    • Jasingh “Jay” Bhandari
    • Rebecca Borton
    • Paul Davis
    • Robert J. Haley
    • Kia Thomas Hamel
    • John N. Jennison
    • Suchada “Sue” Langley
    • Daniel M. Press
    • Maria D. Quintela
    • Alex Rodriguez
    • Christopher Schäffer
    • Elaine “Lainie” Singerman
    • Manisha Singh

    Prince William County

    • Dorothy H. Holley
    • Ernestine S. Jenkins
    • Richard M. Jessie
    • Keith A. Scarborough

    The following people are also members of the 11th Congressional District Committee, by virtue of offices they hold:

    • Hon. Gerry Connolly, U.S. Congressman
    • Tom Greeson, Chair, Small Business Caucus
    • Morgan W. Jameson, National Committeeman, Virginia Young Democrats

    Four additional members of the 11th Congressional District will be elected at the next meeting, three city-county members, and one elected official.


    The pre-filing deadline for membership on the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee has passed. The following people will be on the ballot for the May 13 Convention

    City of Fairfax

    One Member

    • Jill-Morgan Aubert
    • Penelope “Penny” Rood

    Fairfax County

    Female – 7 Members

    • Anne M. Alston
    • Rebecca Borton
    • Janet Carver
    • Kia Thomas Hamel
    • Susan Johnson
    • Sandra J. Klassen
    • Suchada “Sue” Langley
    • Roxana Mejia
    • Tara J. Mooney
    • Maria D. Quintela
    • Rachel Rifkind
    • Elaine “Lainie” Singerman
    • Manisha Singh

    Male – 8 Members

    • George Becerra
    • Richard J. Bochner
    • Jay Bhandari
    • Cesar del Aguila
    • Paul Davis
    • Bryan W. Graham
    • Robert J. Haley
    • John N. Jennison
    • Steve Myers
    • Daniel M. Press
    • Alex Rodriguez
    • Christopher Schäffer
    • Randolph E. Tidd

    Prince William County

    Female – 2 Members

    • Dr. Aisha Bonner Cozad
    • Dorothy H. Holley
    • Ernestine S. Jenkins
    • Jatia Wrighten

    Male – 2 Members

    • Michael A. Bell
    • Richard M. Jessie
    • Keith A. Scarborough
    • Don Shaw

    Slates

    The following slates have filed with the 11th CDDC Chair prior to the filing deadline.

    Fairfax County

    Blue Victory Team

    Jay Bhandari, Richard J. Bochner, Janet Carver, Paul Davis, Bryan W. Graham, Robert J. Haley, John N. Jennison, Susan Johnson, Sandra J. Klassen, Suchada “Sue” V. Langley, Roxana Mejia, Maria D. Quintela, Rachel Rifkind, Alex Rodriguez, and Christopher Schäffer

     

    Prince William County

    Blue Victory Team

    Dorothy H. Holley, Ernestine S. Jenkins, Richard M. Jessie, and Keith A. Scarborough
  • 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

    Full Call to Convention | downloadable pdf

    Report of the Temporary Rules Committee

    Resolution Package

    Purposes of the District Convention shall be:

    1. To elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members;
    2. To consider resolutions; and
    3. To conduct such other business as may properly come before the convention.

    Forms to:


    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

    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.

    Pre-Filing

    The deadline of 5:00 pm on Friday, April 28 for pre-filing has passed. At this point, registration can only be done during the registration period from 9 – 10:30 a.m. the morning of 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. 36 candidates have filed with the District Chair prior to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

    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:

    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.


    Resolutions

    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.  The Resolutions submitted for consideration at the Convention are now available. 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.

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