Special Election August 29: Karen Keys-Gamarra for Fairfax County School Board

Volunteer for Karen Keys-Gamarra
in August 29 School Board Election

The Tuesday, August 29, special election for the open at-large school board seat is fast approaching and the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, Karen Keys-Gamarra, needs our help informing voters about the election. You can volunteer with the campaign or hand out sample ballots at the Fairfax County Government Center, where in-person absentee voting is taking place every weekday and Saturday, August 26. Take a look at the available time slots and sign up to volunteer here.


Special Election Important Dates  

  • Now through August 26: In-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center, 8 am-4:30 pm weekdays until August 25 (Thursdays 8 am-7 pm), and 9 am-5 pm Saturday, August 26. (Note: In-person absentee voting will not be available at satellite locations for the special election.)

  • August 15: Voter registration deadline 5 pm. Register online until 11:59 pm.

  • August 22: Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, 5 pm. (Download an application to vote absentee by mail.)

  • August 29: All Fairfax County regular polling locations open 6 am-7 pm for the special election.

Meet Owen Berger,
Lee District DPVA Field Organizer

Hello! My name is Owen Berger, and I am working as the DPVA Field Organizer for Lee and Mount Vernon Districts for the 2017 Coordinated Campaign. I am a (more or less) lifelong Virginian, born in Fairfax and raised in McLean and Vienna. I did, however, live for three years in Hawaii during high school before returning to attend George Mason University, so if you get a call from a Hawaii number, I’m sorry to say it’s not an all-expense-paid trip to Maui, but me calling to see if you can make it in this weekend. Before joining the DPVA I worked for Attorney General Mark Herring, in Pennsylvania for Hillary Clinton, and on Capitol Hill. You can reach me by email at oberger@vavictory17.org; my cell is (808) 224-5477. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime!

Lee Dems Annual Luau
Saturday, August 26, 6-10 pm
Susie Warner’s home
6229 Edison Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310
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Upcoming Events

Lee Dems August meeting

Thursday, August 24, 7:30 pm
6452 Landsdowne Center

On the agenda: Luau, special election, back-to-school nights, general election.

Lee Dems Luau

Saturday, August 26, 6-10 pm
Susie Warner’s home
6229 Edison Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310

Join fellow Dems, candidates and special guests for a Hawaiian feast, island drinks,
music, silent auction and lots of fun! For more information please email info@leedems.org

For complete details and more events throughout Fairfax County, see the FCDC Calendar.


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2017 Democratic Candidates

Governor of VirginiaRalph Northam Is our candidate for governor.

Lieutenant Governor of VirginiaJustin Fairfax is our candidate for lieutenant governor.

Attorney General of VirginiaMark Herring is our candidate for attorney general.

Member, House of Delegates: All 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates are up for election, including our three Lee District representatives, Paul KrizekMark Sickles, and Vivian Watts.

Special Election
for FCPS School Board

Tuesday, August 29, 6 am-7 pm
All regular Lee District polling locations

Please be sure to vote for Karen Keys-Gamarra. To volunteer at the polls, contact electionday@leedems.org. Yard signs available at the Landsdowne office beginning Friday, August 11.

Virginia Statewide Election

Tuesday, November 7, 6 am-7 pm

All Lee District regular polling locations

Check your registration status and voting location here.

This November, Virginians will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates. (The Senate of Virginia is not on the ballot until 2019.)


Do You Live in Lee District?

Lee District is one of nine magisterial districts in Fairfax County, Virginia. Located just south of the City of Alexandria, Lee District is home to 123,000 people.

Stretching from central Springfield in the west to Richmond Highway in the east, Lee contains three high schools—Edison, Hayfield, and Lee—and the newly rebuilt Springfield Town Center as well as Kingstowne Town Centre and Beacon Center.

Lee District is served by three Metro stations: Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn, and Huntington. The Franconia Governmental Center on Franconia Road houses the offices of Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay.