January 7, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Come Show Support for Your Preferred Candidates!
Please join the Hunter Mill District Democrats for their Virtual Straw Poll Fundraiser on the evening of Thursday, January 7, 2021. All current or expected candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General have been invited to participate. This event will be an excellent opportunity for these candidates to get a sense of their early support in NoVa.
Each candidate will be given an opportunity to make a statement regarding their candidacy. Because of our limited time and the number of candidates, there will be no Q&A. Once all candidates for a particular race have concluded their remarks, participants will be asked to vote virtually for their preferred candidate in that race.
This event is a low-dollar fundraiser. You will need to register in advance, and a non-transferable link will be sent to participants approximately 24 hours prior to the event.
Congratulations to all Americans on Joe Biden’s victory! We also managed to send our Democratic representatives and Senator back to Washington. Under some of the most difficult circumstances in the history of American elections, you all volunteered and worked tirelessly to turn out and inform voters in record numbers. This victory belongs to every American, but in particular to every Democrat who has put their time and energy into building a blue wave that has sustained over years. We have put so much on the line, even risking our very lives in the face of a global pandemic to fight for what we believe in.
Take some time to relish this incredible victory. Take some time to savor the possibilities for repairing our damaged democracy over the next four years. And rest up so that next year you are ready to fight to keep Virginia’s legislature and statewide offices in Democratic hands.
Here’s to you, Hunter Mill Democrats!
We may not be able to knock on doors but we still need to reach voters in this high stakes election year and we need to get started NOW.
Please sign up to phone bank with us next Thursday, July 9, 2020, 5:00-8:00pm, when we kick off the first of our weekly Thursday Phone Bank Zoom parties. This Thursday we welcome Mac Callahan, Field Organizer for the Virginia 2020 Coordinated Campaign. He will fill us in on the Coordinated Campaign and get us started on direct calls to voters on behalf of our combined Congressional, Senate and Presidential slate.
We will be phone banking every Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, so please mark your calendars from now to November and use the link below to register:
The Town of Vienna
elections currently scheduled for May 5 may be postponed. Governor Northam announced on April 8, 2020 his recommendation to postpone, among other things, the Town of Vienna elections, and proposed November 3 as the new date. The General Assembly must vote on this plan before the elections are officially postponed. We will endeavor to keep Hunter Mill Democrats updated about this process as it changes.
The election will be to elect a new mayor and three members of the Vienna Town Council. Two Hunter Mill Democrats are running: Howard Springsteen for mayor and Roy Baldwin for councilman.
The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during the COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee by mail in the Vienna Town Elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason “2A My disability or illness” for Absentee voting.
Important Dates [the below dates pertain to the May 5 elections and are subject to change depending on whether and to what date the elections are postponed]:
- April 13: Voter Registration Deadline (In Person/By Mail) 5:00 p.m.; online: 11:59 p.m.
- April 28: Deadline to apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax and online: 5:00 p.m.
- May 2: Deadline for In Person Absentee Voting, 5:00 p.m.
- May 5: Absentee Ballot return deadline, 7:00 p.m.
Fairfax County Board of Election Info: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee
Vienna Election Info: https://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=851
Watch Candidate Forums:
The Northeast Vienna Citizen’s Association and Vienna Business Council recently held a 2020 Mayoral and Council Candidate Forum was hosted by NEVCA and VBA. The forums may be viewed on the Town of Vienna’s YouTube channel:
The forums will be broadcast over the air :
- On TVCN (Cox 27, Verizon 38) at:
- 10am Mondays
- 7pm Wednesdays
- 2PM Saturdays
The January meeting of the Hunter Mill Democrats will take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190.
This is the first meeting of the new year, and occurs on the same day of the start of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session. It’s time to get to work in the new year, so come to the meeting to learn about what you can do to help keep the blue wave rolling.
We look forward to seeing you!
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who called voters, canvassed voters, donated money and helped all our candidates up and down the ticket this election cycle! We would especially like to thank our Fighting4Fairfax organizer Henry Pratt, and campaign manager, Jeremy Cullimore.
We had a Democratic sweep in Hunter Mill and we congratulate all of our winning candidates below, including Hunter Mill members Sen. Janet Howell, Del. Ken Plum, Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, Hunter Mill Supervisor-Elect, Walter Alcorn, and Hunter Mill School Board Representative-Elect, Melanie Meren!
Finally, thank you to Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and to Hunter Mill School Board Representative Pat Hynes for their many years of service to Hunter Mill District, Fairfax County, and also for supporting the Hunter Mill Democrats.
Senate of Virginia
- Jennifer Boysko, 33rd District
- Barbara Favola, 31st District
- Janet Howell, 32nd District
- Chap Petersen, 34th District
Virginia House of Delegates
- Mark Keam, 35th District
- Kathleen Murphy, 34th District
- Ken Plum, 36th District
- Ibraheem Samirah, 86th District
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
- Jeff McKay- Chairman
- Walter Alcorn, Hunter Mill District Supervisor
Fairfax County School Board
- Melanie Meren- Hunter Mill District Representative
- Karen Keys-Gamarra- At-Large Member
- Abrar Omeish- At-Large Member
- Rachna Sizemore-Heizer- At-Large Member
Fairfax County Constitutional Officers
- Steve Descano- Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Stacey Kincaid- Sheriff
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District
- Monica Billger- Director
- Chris Koerner- Director
- Jerry Peters- Director
Fighting for Fairfax, the coordinated campaign for Fairfax County, keeps a running list of upcoming volunteer events at https://www.mobilize.us/fairfaxdems, but take special note of upcoming events here in the Hunter Mill District of Fairfax County. The Hunter Mill office is located at 2942 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA.
Be sure to check back often for new additions to the list. Contact Henry Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 705-2039 with any questions:
- September 19, Coordinated Day of Action In Reston, Fox Mill Shopping Center Starbucks, 2523 John Milton Dr., Herndon, VA 20171, 4:30 to 7:30pm
- Join us September 19th as friends and neighbors gather to knock doors and talk to voters in Reston.
Save The Date for this list of future Hunter Mill #Fighting4Fairfax events:
- Saturday 9/28, Canvass
- Sunday 9/29, Canvass
- Tuesday 10/8, Phone Bank
- Wednesday 10/9, Canvass
- Saturday 10/19, Canvass
- Sunday 10/20, Canvass
- Tuesday 10/29, Phone Bank
- Wednesday 10/30, Canvass
- Friday 11/1, Get Out the Vote!
- Saturday 11/2, Get Out the Vote!
- Sunday 11/3, Get Out the Vote!
- Monday 11/4, Get Out the Vote!
- Tuesday 11/5 (election day), Get Out the Vote!