November 1, 2023

Contact: Dominic Thompson, Executive Director

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Fairfax Democrats Celebrate Marcia St. John-Cunning’s Reinstatement as a Candidate on the Ballot

FAIRFAX COUNTY – Following a hearing regarding Marcia St. John-Cunning’s candidacy earlier today, a Fairfax County judge has allowed two (2) additional petition sheets to be counted towards the signature threshold towards her qualification. These signatures were originally deemed unnecessary by the General Registrar’s office in March because she was already a qualified candidate. Subsequently, ELECT has confirmed that this reinstates Marcia as a qualified candidate.

Following the ruling, FCDC Chair Bryan Graham made the following statement “We are pleased by today’s order and elated to see her reinstated as a qualified candidate for School Board. Marcia St. John-Cunning is an exemplary candidate who has worked in our local schools and knows the families of Franconia. The Fairfax County Democratic Committee will be using the next week to ensure Marcia wins this election.”

“Common sense has prevailed in this ruling, but the damage is already done. Voters have been and will continue to be very confused about how to properly vote in this election. We will continue to fight to ensure that the voter’s intent is respected and that no citizen is disenfranchised. Every vote must be counted.”

“We’ve had tremendous energy focused on electing Marcia this past week. Let’s focus that energy to ensure we elect Democrats in the heavily-contested Springfield District and across all 50 offices here in Fairfax County where we have Democratic nominees and endorsees.”

In order to learn more about Marcia St. John-Cunning’s campaign, please visit You can also learn more about all of the Democratic nominees and endorsees on the ballot this November at