FCDC gets new officers, changes Bylaws

By Karen Kirk: Several hundred Democrats turned out for the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) Reorganization Meeting Tuesday night and chose new leaders, revised bylaws and approved a resolution not to support a “flawed” Virginia redistricting plan. Virginia Attorney General…

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Citizen control over Va. polluters gets reprieve

By Brad Swanson: Virginia’s citizen boards will retain control over pollution emitters for at least another year as a bill to transfer this authority to a state agency has been downgraded to require passage by two consecutive annual legislatures. In…

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Northern Virginia dominates legislature leadership

As the Virginia state legislature opened for business this week, Northern Virginia legislators scored more than half the standing committee chair positions – as well as providing the Senate Majority Leader, Speaker of the House, and House Majority Leader. Senators…

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Big welcome for Fairfax County elected leaders

By Susan Laume: The Fairfax County Government Center auditorium was packed, despite cold and rainy weather, as elected officials, including Board of Supervisors Chair Jeff McKay, took their oaths of office on December 16. Several hundred friends, family and well-wishers…

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Districts select new leaders as FCDC starts new cycle

Democratic Party committees in each of Fairfax County’s nine magisterial districts are electing officers as Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC, website here) starts its new biannual cycle. (See story on FCDC reorganization here). In this article, we report on Springfield…

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FCDC tightens membership limit — apply by Dec. 1

By Brad Swanson: Even as Fairfax County grows more blue, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee is growing smaller — deliberately. FCDC, which is the core of Democratic Party activism in the county (click here for website), has decided to constrain membership…

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Dems map path to end gerrymandering in Virginia

By Susan Laume: A large group of Northern Virginians interested in redistricting reform and several of their legislators attended a League of Women Voters (LWV) forum on the topic on Sunday at Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax. Virginia Del. Mark…

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Springfield, Hunter Mill Democrats celebrate victories

By Susan Laume: Buoyed by camaraderie and recent election results, the mood was decidedly upbeat as the Springfield and Hunter Mill District Democratic Committees  celebrated a great year this weekend. The Springfield Volunteer Celebration was held Friday night at Clifton…

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FCDC Chair Dan Lagana: We stayed and won

Message from Dan Lagana, chair of Fairfax County Democratic Committee, to volunteers who helped Democrats overrun Fairfax County in local elections on Nov. 5: WE STAYED IN THE FIGHT – AND WE WON FAIRFAX In the exhilarating hours following our…

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