In November 2017, Virginians will elect a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and all 100 Members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Seventeen of those 100 districts are partly or wholly within Fairfax County.
Before we get to the general election, we will be nominating our candidates. The statewide offices are up for a primary on June 13th. Our House of Delegates districts have also scheduled a primary as the method of nomination. A primary will only be held in the event that more than one Democrat files as a candidate by the March 30th deadline. If you’d like to run for office, contact us a t (703) 573-6811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on where and how to file.
2017 Democratic Candidates
Governor of Virginia
Mark Herring is running for re-election.
Member, House of Delegates
In the Virginia General Assembly, the state’s legislative body, all 100 members of the House of Delegates are up for election this year. (The State Senate of Virginia is not on the ballot until 2019.)
There are 17 House Districts in Fairfax. Most (if not all) incumbents are running for re-election but many have not yet formally declared. Click here to view our list of current elected officials.
Democratic Challengers: in three House of Delegates districts, Democrats are running for the nomination to take on the incumbent Republican. When candidates announce, we will post them here.
40th District: Candidate(s) for the June 13 Democratic Primary will be announced soon. (At least one candidate is filing but has not formally announced.) The filing deadline is March 30th. Contact us for details and requirements.
42nd District: Multiple candidates running for June 13th Democratic Primary, and formal announcements are forthcoming. The filing deadline is March 30th. Contact us for details and requirements.
Interested in running for office? We recommend that you study the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Party Plan to learn about nominations, the Code of Virginia section pertaining to candidates, and the State Board of Elections page about becoming a candidate.
We will update this page when we have more information about nominating our candidates. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.