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Save the Date: Party for the People »

Celebrating Community in Northern Virginia

Join us for

Special Guests - Food - Drinks - More
Let’s rally together at this fall event
and support our Northern Virginia candidates!


Featuring the comedic talent of Aron Kader

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Kena Temple
9001 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA  22031

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or call (703) 573-6811 for more information

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Former Delegate Gladys Keating Passes »


Former House of Delegates member, Gladys Keating, representing the 43rd District (Sickles) passed away on August 19th. Gladys lived a wonderful 91 years, and was loved by all. She will be sorely missed, and she leaves behind a great legacy (Keating and daughter pictured left).

The family will receive visitors at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, on
Friday, August 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
5755 Castlewellan Drive Alexandria, VA 22315 (Map),
(703) 971-4700

Funeral Services will be held at Olivet Episcopal Church, on
Saturday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. (visitation in the old chapel 1 hour prior).
6107 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310 (Map),
(703) 971-4733

Burial will be held on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made payable to Franconia Museum at 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, VA 22310.
For much more about Gladys, including even a video tribute on her 90th birthday, click here.

46th Annual Mason District Democratic Crab Feast »

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September 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Home of Sonny Schick
3219 Valley Lane
Falls Church, VA 22044

Please park at 6201 Leesburg Pike (Map) across Juniper Lane from Sears at Seven Coroners. Shuttle Service begins at 6:30pm

Click here to purchase your Pre-sale tickets today!

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Pre-Sale Ticket Reservations (Before September 4): After September 4th then add $5 to all ticket prices. (No cash transactions at the door)


For more information call:
Rachel Rifkind at 703-941-9574

Congratulations to Rip Sullivan! »

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 Sullivan Secures 48th House District Seat

Fairfax, VA – The Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) reports that Democrat R. C. “Rip” Sullivan won the Special Election handily in Virginia’s 48th Delegate District. In Fairfax County precincts, comprising about 30 percent of the district’s voters, Sullivan won 2,038, or 61 percent, of 3.315 votes cast. In Arlington County precincts, about 70 percent of the   district’s voters, he won over 62 percent, or 3,934, of the 6,277 votes cast.

In time for the Governor’s special session next month, Sullivan will be sworn in to replace Delegate Bob Brink, who represented this District in Richmond in the House of Delegates for more than 16 years. Brink was appointed to a Deputy Commissioner position in the McAuliffe Administration.

Sullivan has served our region on numerous boards and commissions and has extensive experience in a number of areas of public policy, including transportation, consumer protection, housing and the environment. He has served as president of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, a non-profit institution providing legal services to low-income residents. And he teaches law as an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University School of Law.

“Rip Sullivan’s win proves that the voters of Arlington and Fairfax Counties made the best choice, even in a Special Election scheduled by the Republican leadership of the House of Delegates to occur in the middle of summer vacation,”  said Sue Langley, FCDC Chair. “Rip will raise a strong voice in Richmond on votes about the region’s transportation problems, public education, Medicaid expansion, gun safety laws, investments in clean energy and a cleaner environment, fair wage policies, and equal rights for all Virginians. Despite the obstacles raised by the Republican leadership, voters in both Arlington and Fairfax made it clear that they want Rip Sullivan to represent them in the House of Delegates.”

Read the August 2014 Issue of The Democrat today! »

August 2014 Issue of The Democrat

Discover in the August 2014 Issue of The Democrat

  • Why Senator Warner  believes that the bipartisan bill to reauthorize the funding for the Export-Import Bank is crucial to Virginia businesses,
  • Why Sue Langley is praising this year’s FCDC Interns, and
  • Why you should be celebrating milestones achieved in Fairfax County with Sharon Bulova and Ryan McElveen.

Download and read why our FCDC Labor Committee is addressing, “What labor wants?”  Find out what long-time Watergate-era democratic activist recently died.

Need to catch up on what the campaigns are doing?  Read about the 2014 Congressional candidates and their campaigns in the Campaign Trail Report. This and more in the August 2014 Issue of The Democrat.

Springfield Smoke N’ Roast and 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff »

The 14TH Annual Springfield District Democratic Committee
Featuring Our 3rd Annual


Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Clifton Town Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road (Map)
Clifton, Virginia 20124

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For sponsorship opportunities, tickets or for more information call:
Terry Matlaga Bell 703-606-2937

Hank Thomassen: 703-244-3263


Attention residents of Virginia’s 48th House District:

A special election for August 19, 2014 has been called to fill the vacant seat in the 48th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.  Our Democratic Nominee is Rip Sullivan.48th Dist Map VPAP

Click here to see if you are registered to vote in the 48th District – Enter your info and click on “Districts”

Click the image to the right to view a map of the 48th District (courtesy of the Virginia Public Access Project)

The 48th District contains portions of North Arlington, Fort Myer and Crystal City, as well as parts of McLean in Fairfax County.

Regular polling places in the district will be open August 19th from 6am-7pm.

Fairfax County precincts in the 48th: Chesterbrook, El Nido, Haycock, Kirby, Longfellow, McLean, Westmoreland, and Salona #2.

Mobile Service Centers to Update DMV Issued Identification »

NOTE:  These DMV Service centers will provide, among other things, DMV issued ID which can be used as ID at the polls.  But this is not to be confused with the Virginia Voter Photo ID which will be available for free at the Office of Elections.

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ five mobile customer service centers, called DMV 2 Go, are traveling across the state to serve customers. Each full service office provides all DMV transactions. Thanks to DMV’s partnerships with other government agencies, customers may also now purchase certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, obtain E-ZPass transponders, and apply for their hunting or fishing licenses on all five DMV mobile offices. During August 2014, DMV 2 Go will be open in several locations in Northern Virginia.

For the Northern Virginia calendar Click here for more information.

Key differences between DMV issued  ID and Voter Photo ID:

  • A birth certificate, SSN card, proof of address, payment are required for DMV ID
  • whereas the Voter Photo ID is free and only used for voting and is not available from the DMV.

Note: DMV does not register you to vote, change your voter address, nor issue Voter Photo ID. By law, only a local voter registrar can register you to vote or change your voter information. Click here for more information on voter registration

Voter Photo Identification cards can be obtained by visiting the Fairfax County Office of Elections .Click here for more information.