More information about the Eighth District Committee can be found here: http://www.va8thcddems.org/about/

History: There is currently one male and one female vacancy for Fairfax residents on the Eighth District Committee. If there is an applicant who is non-gender binary they can be considered for either vacancy. The Eighth District Committee traditionally has confirmed members presented to it by jurisdictions filling vacancies. Each jurisdiction has its own method for filling vacancies. Fairfax has historically filled vacancies by plurality vote of the existing 8th CD Fairfax members from among Democrats interested in the seat who file by a specified filing deadline.

The filing deadline to fill the male and female Fairfax vacancies for registered voters in the Eighth District portion of Fairfax County will be Friday, June 12th.

Candidates must file in writing with Margo Horner, Chair of the Eighth District Committee, at chairman@va8thcddems.org.

Each candidate must certify that they are:

a. Registered to vote in the 8th CD area of Fairfax County;

b. Male, Female, (or non-gender binary, if applicable)

c. A Democrat who believes in the principles of the Democratic Party and who will not, while serving on the Eighth District Committee, support or endorse a person who is opposed to a person who has received the Democratic nomination or endorsement for office.

The certification must also contain the candidate’s residence address, e-mail, and phone number. Certifications may be emailed to the Eighth District Committee Chair at chairman@va8thcddems.org.

Successful transmission of the certification is solely the responsibility of the candidate. The Eighth District Committee Chair in her sole discretion may reject a certification on the ground that the certification is false or incomplete, or was not received by the deadline.

The Fairfax delegation has determined that it will make a recommendation to the full Eight District Committee on Monday, June 15, 2020, using the following process:

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the candidates who who duly filed by 5:00 p.m. on June 12, 2020 and the Eighth District Fairfax members will gather at 6:45 p.m. via Zoom at which time the candidates can meet the Fairfax members.

At 7:00 p.m., the Eighth District’s Fairfax members will hear one minute Candidate Statements from all Fairfax candidates. Each candidate will speak in alphabetical order to the assembled Eighth District Fairfax members. Candidate presentations will be limited to verbal speeches without additional audio / visual materials or demonstrations.

Voting: At the conclusion of the one minute Candidate Statements, the candidates will drop off the meeting, and the Eighth District’s Fairfax members will discuss and vote to recommend two candidates (one to fill each vacancy).

The names of the filed candidates who received the most votes for each respective vacancy from the Fairfax Eighth District members will be presented for confirmation to the full Eighth District Committee Membership at the 8:00pm that same evening.