In accordance with the Virginia State Code and the rules set forth by the Democratic Party of Virginia, we are convening nominating committees for legislative and local seats that will be on the ballot in 2019.
The main purpose of a nominating committee is to determine whether we will hold a primary, caucus or convention to choose our Democratic candidate for each district. In past years, legislative incumbents were able to direct committees on which nominating process they preferred. Last year, this rule (known as the “Incumbent Protection Act”) was found by a court to be unconstitutional, so it is not in effect.
Candidates for office will file their paperwork with the respective nominating committees. Also, if there is to be a caucus or convention, the nominating committee is responsible for organizing it. (Primaries are run by the local office of elections.)
Legislative and Constitutional Officer Nominating Committee meetings are posted on our Calendar for the period between January 1st and January 15th. (For Board of Supervisors, local district committees are making recommendations which will be finalized at the January 22 FCDC meeting.) The contact information for each committee is also on the calendar post for its meeting. These meetings are open to the public.
Process: Only the members of the nominating committee may vote to decide the method of nomination. Each committee consists of at the minimum, a Chair and Secretary. They may choose to add additional members. If a legislative district crosses over multiple counties or cities, then there is to be at least one member for each jurisdiction.
If you have any questions about the process, feel free to contact us:
|District||Meeting Date||Meeting Time & Location||Nominating Committee Chair|
|State Senate 30||1/10/2019||7:00pm Alexandria Democratic Committee HQ 618 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314||Clarence Tong (City of Alexandria)||email@example.com|
|State Senate 31||Primary selected as the method of nomination||completed||Jennifer Adeli (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|State Senate 32||Primary selected as the method of nomination||completed||Robert Haley (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|State Senate 33||Primary selected as the method of nomination||completed||Alfonso Nevarez (Loudoun County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|State Senate 34||1/11/2019||Oakton Shopping Center Starbucks, 9:00 am 2930 Chain Bridge Rd. Oakton, VA 22124||Lola Quintela (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|State Senate 35||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Pat Morrison (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|State Senate 36||Primary selected as the method of nomination||completed||Cozy Bailey (Prince William County)||email@example.com|
|State Senate 37||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Ruth Miller (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|State Senate 39||1/12/2019||11 am Starbucks, 8408 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152||Jennifer Lowe Davis (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 34||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Sue Rosenberg (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 35||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Lola Quintela (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 36||Check calendar for second meeting date, TBD||TBD||Richard Chew (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 37||1/12/2019||Sat. 1/12 11:00 am at Starbucks Main Street Marketplace
10344 Main Street
|Mary Wagner (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 38||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Christopher Schäffer (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 39||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Linda Waller (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 40||Primary selected as the method of nomination||completed||Jerry Foltz (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 41||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Frank Anderson (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 42||1/8/2019||Kingstowne Library 6500 Landsdowne Centre Alexandria, 22315 7 pm||Laura Sonnenmark (Fairfax County)||LASVolunteer@cox.net|
|House of Delegates 43||Primary selected as the method of nomination||completed||Hugh Robertson (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 44||1/14/2019||5:30-6:30 pm, Conference Room, Martha Washington Library,6614 Fort Hunt Rd Alexandria VA 22307-1799||Mary Paden (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 45||1/10/2019||7:00pm Alexandria Democratic Committee HQ618 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314||Clarence Tong (City of Alexandria)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 48||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Cristina Diaz-Torres (Arlington County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 49||1/12/2019||1:00pm, Starbucks at 5821 Crossroads Circle, Falls Church||Corey Barton (Arlington County)||Coreybarton14@gmail.com|
|House of Delegates 53||1/10/2019||7:00pm, Panera Bread 450 West Broad Street Falls Church||Sue Boucher (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|House of Delegates 67||Primary chosen as the method of nomination||completed||Maggie Godbold (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|House of Delegates 86||1/3/2019||7:30 pm
Herndon Fortnightly Library
768 Center Street
Herndon, VA 20170
|Heidi Zollo (Fairfax County)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Constitutional Officers (Sheriff and Commonwealth’s Attorney)||First meeting concluded, check calendar for second meeting||TBD||Dan Lagana (Fairfax County)||email@example.com|
|Chairman and Member, Board of Supervisors||1/22/2019 Ratification of District Committee recommendations for District Supervisor (also date to designate for Chairman)||7:30 FCDC General Meeting, Robinson High School Cafeteria 5035 Sideburn Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22032
|Decision to be made by Fairfax County Democratic committee firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Other offices such as School Board are nonpartisan. Fairfax Democrats will hold endorsement meetings, not party nominations.||District and County Endorsement Meetings to be held in Spring 2019||TBD||Democratic Committee email@example.com|
*Dates, times and locations are subject to change. Check the Calendar or contact the committee chair for updates.