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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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Purchase tickets at
or call (703) 573-6811 for more information

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46th Annual Mason District Democratic Crab Feast »

crabfeast246th Annual Mason District Democratic Crab Feast

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

Halfway to St. Patricks Day Fundraiser »

Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Fundraiser
with special guest
Congressman Gerry Connolly
Come have a bite and a drink with your fellow Democrats, mingle with elected officials, and help support our work to elect Democrats up and down the ticket.
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 4:00 – 7:00pm
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant – Cellar Venue
Cost: $25 per person in advance; $30 at the door
or RSVP to Rachel Rifkind at
Congressman Connolly is appearing as a special guest and will not be accepting contributions at this event.
Paid for and Authorized by Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee, George Burke, Chair

New Voter ID Regulations In Effect »


When you go to the polls in 2014, make sure to bring a photo ID.  Valid IDs include any one of the following:

  • Virginia Driver’s license or DMV photo ID that is not expired for more than 12 months
  • United States Passport that is not expired for more than 12 months
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID – available for FREE from your local voter registration office (see below for details)
  • Valid student identification card containing a photograph of the voter issued by any institution of higher education located in Virginia
  • Any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business (public or private employer)
  • Any other identification card issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States, such as: Military ID, ID issued by a city or county in Virginia, Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID, or Nursing home resident ID issued by a government facility


Citizens who lack other forms of ID can obtain a Virginia Voter Photo ID at any General Registrar’s office and at some other locations.

Fairfax County Office of Elections
12000 Govt. Center Pkwy Suite 323, Fairfax
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm; Thurs until 7pm
Closed Columbus Day, October 13th
Call (703) 222-0776

or at satellite locations during the following dates and times:

Saturdays Sep 27–Nov 1, 9am-5pm
Weekdays Oct 14-31, 8am-7pm

Franconia Governmental Center
6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria
Dolley Madison Library
1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean
North County Human Services Building
1850 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston
West Springfield Governmental Center
6140 Rolling Rd., Springfield
Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Ln. Alexandria
Sully District Governmental Center
4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly

Note: Early Voting is also available at the above locations for those who qualify to vote absentee.

In addition, some libraries and community centers will be offering free voter ID services at scheduled times from now through October 13.  Click here for dates & times.

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.

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