It’s time to reorganize our committee for 2024–2025

Every two years, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee essentially dissolves and reorganizes. This takes place in two phases. Even if you have been a member in 2022–2023, you need to reapply for membership. Applications are due by 5 pm on Monday, November 27.

You may apply for a full voting membership with an attendance requirement for $100 or an associate membership with no attendance requirement for $60. Fee waivers are available, so don’t let cost stop you.

If you’re one of the many Franconia residents who’ve engaged with us over the past two years, please consider joining the party!

Everyone in Franconia District who’s registered for the 2024–2025 biennium will meet on Zoom at 7 pm on Thursday, December 7, to elect new leadership for the Franconia District Democratic Committee. Register for the reorganization meeting here.

You can read a message from Debbie Linick, who is running for chair, and see who’s agreed to take on leadership roles with her on the Leadership page. 

To sign up for the Franconia Dems newsletter, please follow this link.

Message to Franconia Dems members, volunteers and supporters

Dear friends,

As of December, I will come to the end of my two-year term as chairwoman of the Franconia District Democratic Committee. I announced earlier this year that I did not intend to run for reelection.

Please let me take this opportunity to thank you all for the support and congratulate this broad and diverse team on its remarkable successes! Over the past two years, our Franconia Dems have knocked thousands of doors, made countless calls, manned every minute of early voting, covered every single Back to School Night in our district, and had volunteers at every one of our 27 precincts the entire time voting was open on every Election Day!

This year we dealt with the unprecedented attack on our tremendously qualified school board candidate, and this team of volunteers reacted overnight to roll out a write-in campaign that garnered more write-in votes in one week than the opposition earned throughout six weeks of early voting! And this year, every one of the 17 Democrats who appeared on any Franconia District ballots handily won their elections!

There is zero doubt in anyone’s mind why Franconia District is the reigning District of the Year among Fairfax County Democrats!!

I am thrilled that Debbie Linick, our current Co-chair of Membership and Outreach, has agreed to step forward and run as chair for the next two-year term. Debbie is a creative and energetic leader who will guide our committee to even greater successes. I encourage you to renew or start your membership in Fairfax County Democratic Committee by the Nov. 27 deadline to be eligible to vote in Franconia Dems leadership elections and budgeting decisions, and please join us for the Dec. 7 committee reorganization meeting.

Anyone who’s met me knows I am evangelical about the critical importance of local elections. Locally elected leaders affect how our schools are run, our traffic is managed, our taxes are spent, and our criminal justice system keeps us safe. By choosing to spend your time, effort and dollars to elect progressive leaders in our community, county and state, you all champion decency with your every effort!

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to lead such a kind, committed, intelligent and fun group of people. I appreciate you all.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!
Kathy Rhem

Congratulations and thanks

Marcia St. John-Cunning and Rodney Lusk on Election DayCongratulations to all of our candidates! Every Democrat who ran in Franconia District won on Tuesday night. We’re especially proud of Marcia St. John-Cunning, far left, who has faced unprecedented obstacles in her Franconia District school board campaign, and Franconia Supervisor Rodney Lusk, left, who easily defeated two opponents.

In other news, Senator Scott Surovell, who represents a large portion of Franconia District, has been elected Senate majority leader in the Virginia General Assembly. 

In the House of Delegates, Delegate Kathy Tran, who now represents parts of western Franconia District, has been elected Democratic caucus chair. 

 

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Celebrating our Blue Wave!

left side of crowd at election celebration
right side of group at election celebration

A happy crowd of energized volunteers celebrated a successful election on Thursday, November 9. Let’s keep the momentum going! Join the Franconia District Democratic Committee for 2024–2025 by filling out this form by 5 pm on November 27, then join us at the reorganization meeting on December 7.