• 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete

    Congressman Gerry Connolly’s 
    19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete 
    Sunday, March 17, 2013  
    7:00 – 9:30 pm 
    Kena Temple (9001 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031; map, click here)

    Tickets $40 each, to purchase online click here (other contribution levels appreciated).

    Since Gerry’s first run for Providence District Supervisor in 1995, he has hosted an annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete. The event has grown from a small gathering of friends at his home, to one of the highlights of the Democratic political season. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate this Green-Letter Day. Join us for the festivities and to help raise money for Gerry Connolly’s Congressional re-election campaign. Tickets include a full Irish dinner of corned-beef, cabbage and other traditional Irish fare. We hope to see you and your family there!

    If last year was a presidential election year, then this year must be a gubernatorial election year in Virginia. Come prepared to express your preference in our STRAW POLL for LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR and ATTORNEY GENERAL.

    Participate in our canned food drive for Fairfax and Prince William Counties. Bring a can to the party!

    For questions or to RSVP for at the door ticket purchases contact Foxhall Parker (foxhall@gerryconnolly.com, 703-405-9697), or call our office 703-375-9374.

  • Keith Fimian Sides with Wall St. Over Main St.

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    Fairfax, VA — In the latest sign that he is too extreme for Northern Virginia, Keith Fimian joined his political patron John Boehner in opposing the tough new Wall Street reforms approved by the House of Representatives last week. Choosing to side with Wall Street special interests, Fimian announced his opposition to reform that put consumers first, holds the Biggest Banks accountable, and ends the era of tax-payer funded bailouts and ‘too-big-to-fail’ institutions. Fimian announced his opposition to stopping big bonuses on Wall Street and a stop to the type of risky financial deals that led to the current economic mess.

    “Keith Fimian’s outrageous refusal to hold Wall Street special interests accountable or put a stop to the era of taxpayer funded bailouts and big bonuses is another reminder that Fimian’s extreme agenda is wildly out of touch with the needs of Northern Virginia families,” said James Walkinshaw, Connolly’s campaign manager. “Hardworking families who played by the rules and saw their jobs and savings wiped away by Wall Street’s recklessness deserve better than Fimian wanting to put Wall Street banks and credit card companies first."

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  • 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete

    Since my first run for Providence District Supervisor in 1995, I have hosted an annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete. The event has grown from a small gathering of friends at my home, to one of the highlights of the Democratic political season.

    Congressman Gerry Connolly’s 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete

    Wednesday, March 17, 2010
    7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Kena Temple
    9001 Arlington Boulevard
    Fairfax, VA 22031
         map: http://tinyurl.com/kena-ffx

    Tickets start at $40 each. Click here to purchase tickets.

    For questions or to RSVP and pay at the door, email patrick@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.