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Arlington County Democrats to Hold Caucus on Sunday to Select Candidate for 48th District

Candidates wishing to seek the nomination of the caucus must be filed by 9 p.m. on July 2.

Democrats will gather Sunday to decide on a candidate for the 48th District. A special election is set for Aug. 19. Patch archive image
Democrats will gather Sunday to decide on a candidate for the 48th District. A special election is set for Aug. 19. Patch archive image
Arlington County Democrats are holding a caucus on Sunday to select a candidate for the open seat in the 48th District left after Bob Brink resigned to accept a job in the governor's administration.

Arlington County and Fairfax County Democrats will host an "unassembled caucus" this Sunday, July 6, to select a candidate for the special election on August 19.

This special election date has been set to replace Brink.

Locations and Times

  • Fairfax voters – 12 noon to 6 p.m. at McLean High School cafeteria (1633 Davidson Rd, McLean, Westmoreland Street entrance).

Call to Caucus / Rules

Virginia voters registered in the 48th House of Delegates District prior to June 30, will be allowed to vote. The caucus will be unassembled, meaning a “firehouse primary” style of voting (show up, vote, leave). Voting will be conducted using preference voting (ranked order balloting) as in prior Arlington Democratic caucuses this year.

Click here to determine if you live in the 48th, or view a map of the 48th. You can also click here to download a spreadsheet of the included precincts.

Read the full Call to Caucus here.

Read the Draft Caucus Rules here. Rules will be finalized on July 3 by 11pm.

Candidate Filing

Candidates wishing to seek the nomination of the caucus must be filed by 9pm on July 2.

Click here to download the candidacy filing form. Instructions for filing can be found in the rules.




Hawa Coulibaly July 01, 2014 at 09:05 PM
Is Yorktown high school the only possible location? How about a location close to those of us in south Arlington?
Solange Kincaid July 02, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Our state delegate in south Arlington is unaffected. South Arlington is in the Commonwealth's 49th house district. The caucus at YHS is for the 48th house district to replace the resigning Delegate Brink - all the preceding dealing with delegates at the "state" level.
Hawa Coulibaly July 02, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Thanks for that info. I did my research after posting...

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