A Rainy Opening Day

The sun almost always shines on the Lee District Democratic Committee’s Opening Day. Not this year! But after rainy Election Days in August and November, we knew Democrats would show up. And they did. About 70 people crowded into Carson and Dagny Evans’ home for traditional ballpark fare and lively conversation. Here are a few photos from the event.

Umbrellas for our electeds! From left, Del. Mark Sickles; School Board Members Ilryong Moon, Ryan McElveen, Karen Keys-Gamarra and Tamara Derenak Kaufax; Del. Paul Krizek; Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay; and Sen. Adam Ebbin.
Some of the Opening Day hosts and helpers: From left, Hugh Robertson, Kathy Robertson, Ed Joseph, Grillmaster Carson Evans, Mary Anne Mulligan, James Migliaccio, Lee Dems Member of the Year Liz Murphy and Lee Dems Chair Alex Kirkland. Chief Organizer Jennifer Labach was busy off camera!
It was cold and wet outside, but Haile Russom, FCDC Vice Chair/Outreach Tiffany Pryce, and Jessica Bowser were among a crowd of about 70 catching up indoors during Opening Day.
Here with Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay, left, and Del. Mark Sickles, Lee Dems Secretary Michele Menapace finds out she’s Lee District’s nominee for FCDC’s Lynda J. Robb Community Service Award. Jeff McKay also presented a resolution honoring Michele for Outstanding Community Service to Lee District over the past 20 years.

Lee Dems June Meeting |Thursday, June 28 | 7 pm networking |
7:30 pm meeting

Greenspring Village | 7400 Spring Village Dr, Springfield, VA 22150

Our friends at Greenspring, Lee District’s westernmost precinct, welcome us for our general membership meeting. All Democrats and progressives are welcome. Bring a friend! For more information, email info@leedems.org.

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About 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.

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