Herring represents central and west Alexandria in the state House of Delegates.
Democratic Party Of Virginia
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
State delegate from Alexandria's west end says if elected she would continue to serve in the state House of Delegates.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
State party convention drew more than 2,000 to the city of Fairfax this weekend.
FAIRFAX — Perhaps U.S. Sen. Mark Warner put it best: "In 2008, we changed the guard. In 2012, we need to guard the change." More than 2,000 Democrats from across the commonwealth descended on George Mason University this weekend for the Democratic Party of Virginia's State Convention. The gathering served as part pep rally, part organizational meeting as activists mobilize for November. Party leaders had similar messages, previewing what they will try to hammer home while Virginia is in the national spotlight as a battleground state for the U.S. presidency. That message, they say, is that the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party has made this country, and this state, unrecognizable and infringes on the rights of gays, women and …
More than 2,000 Democrats from across Virginia were in attendance for the gathering at George Mason University on Saturday.
Virginia Democrats gathered in the city of Fairfax on Saturday for the Democratic Party of Virginia's State Convention. The main event, more than five hours long at George Mason University, was attended by a crowd of more than 2,000 activists, volunteers, elected officials and party members from across the commonwealth. "This is an historic election year for Virginia," said Melissa Bondi, a Democratic activist from Arlington. "We've seen more and more threats against the fundamental civil rights of gays, women and minorities." She added: "It's easy to get fired up for the Democratic ticket." That's both part of the message and part of the reaction organizers sought for Saturday. Given President Barack Obama's success here in 2008 — he was …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Fundraisers aimed at building Democratic support for 2011, 2012 elections.
It's a busy week to be a Democrat in Arlington. Arlington County Board Member Jay Fisette and his partner, Bob Rosen, will host a reception for state Senate candidate Barbara Favola from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at their home on Jackson Street. The reception will feature U.S. Sen. Jim Webb. Suggested contributions range from $100 to $2,500. Also today: The Arlington County Civic Federation will hold the second part of its candidate forums, which will focus on local candidates. Incumbents Walter Tejada and Mary Hynes will face Green Party candidate Audrey Clement for two open seats on the county board. Unopposed candidates also will speak, including those for sheriff, revenue commissioner and commonwealth's attorney. The event starts at …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The next Virginia Governor's race is two years away, and he's setting himself up for a run
It's 7 a.m. on a hot July morning and Terry McAuliffe jumps into the passenger seat of his hybrid Chevy Tahoe. On this Saturday in McLean, Va., the heat index will reach 110 degrees. The country is fired up over the debt ceiling fight in Washington, and McAuliffe, 54, wide-eyed and grinning, looks like a kid who's just been told he's going to McDonald's. He pulls a map of Virginia from the glove box. It's peppered with magic marker circles (You can see a digital version of the map on his campaign-like website). "Love the map!" McAuliffe says, almost shouts, and then sips coffee from a travel mug. "It's fun going to these tiny towns. To them I'm the former chair of the DNC, and it's fun for coal miners to get to know you, to get rid of the …