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Lee Dems welcomes new leadership, and a new theme:
inclusivity, transparency and community

The Lee District Democratic Committee reorganized for the 2020-21 biennium on December 11, 2019. Kelly Hebron was elected chair. The following members were reelected: Ed Joseph, vice chair/precinct operations; Mary Anne Mulligan, vice chair/communications; Francine Holloway Butler, vice chair/membership; Michele Menapace, secretary; and Hugh Robertson, treasurer. The leadership team has two vacancies: vice chair/technology and  vice chair/events.  Lee Dems thanks outgoing chair Alex Kirkland for her six years of leadership, and we wish her well.

In her introductory remarks, Kelly Hebron stressed a theme of inclusivity, transparency and community, and the committee was happy to welcome several new and enthusiastic members.

The next step in reorganization is the FCDC reorg on Tuesday, January 7, 7 pm, at Woodson High School. If you submitted a membership application by the 5 pm deadline on December 1 and received an email confirming your application, you are eligible to vote in the FCDC reorganization.

For additional information about the reorganization process, please contact info@leedems.org.

FCDC will continue to bring on new members as long as there are available slots in the district. Lee District has nearly 80 slots remaining. You may apply here.

The Blue Wave keeps going in Virginia!

We Did It! Thanks to your tireless and inspiring efforts, we achieved a historic victory on November 5! Democrats flipped both chambers of the General Assembly blue, elected a progressive Democrat as Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney and swept every election but one in Fairfax County. And we elected our longtime Lee District supervisor to lead the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors!  

None of this could have happened without the help of our volunteers. You knocked doors, made phone calls, texted and wrote postcards, and donated hard-earned dollars. Most importantly, in a year when the ballot was a long list of names without party ID, you greeted each voter with a smile and a Democratic sample ballot.

We’re sending Lee District’s four senators and three delegates—all Democrats—back to Richmond. Congratulations to our senators, George BarkerAdam EbbinScott Surovell and Dick Saslaw, and our delegates, Mark SicklesVivian Watts and Paul Krizek.  

Congratulations to Lee District’s Jeff McKay, the next chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and to Rodney Lusk, our new Lee District supervisor. Democrats nearly swept the election for BoS; only one Republican remains.

Congratulations to Steve Descano, Fairfax County’s next commonwealth’s attorney, and to incumbent Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid.

Tammy Derenak Kaufax, our current Lee District school board member, was reelected, along with at-large incumbent Karen Keys-Gamarra and newcomers Abrar Omeish and Rachna Sizemore Heizer. Congratulations, all! Democrats swept all school board races countywide.

Fairfax County voters also elected all three of the FCDC-endorsed directors of the Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District. Congratulations to Lee District resident Monica Billger, Jerry Peters and Chris Koerner.

And …  in a history-making vote, Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax became the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House of Delegates. Delegate Charniele Herring of Alexandria will be the new Majority Leader. Delegate Rip Sullivan of Fairfax will serve as the new House Caucus Chair.

Tired but happy, precinct volunteers and friends celebrate a successful Election Day on November 5.

Stay tuned for information about our 2020 meeting schedule

Monthly meetings are a great place to meet fellow committed Democrats, hear from local officials, candidates, and get connected to outreach and voter participation campaigns. All Democrats and progressives are welcome—bring a friend!