Springfield Dems celebrate a hot win with hot sauce

Members and guests of Springield District Democratic Committee (SDDC) celebrating victory in the recent elections with a chili cook-off on Nov. 9 at the Fairfax Railroad Museum.

The district achieved a turn-out rate of over 71 percent of registered voters, presumably giving strong support to local winners Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) and Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-10). Members and volunteers canvassed, phone banked and sent more than 7,000 hand-written postcards urging voters to go to the polls.

Fairfax County School Board Springfield District candidate Robert Walter, pictured below with his children holding the prize, won the cook-off with a chili recipe featuring cinnamon and red wine.

For more information on SDDC activities, please visit www.Springfieldvadems.org.

Chief chili chef Robert Walter and his children

Reported and photographed by Susan Laume


Susan Laume  is a member of the Springfield District Democratic Committee and a director of the NoVA Coalition for Animals. With her dog, she works as a therapy dog team.