District of the Year 2023 & 2024


Next Zoom meeting:
Tuesday, July 2

Yes, our next Thursday Zoom is on a Tuesday, so we’ll all be free to celebrate July 4 on Thursday. Register here.

Sign in shape of a T-shirt stating swag party and the date and time.

Registration is now open for the Franconia Swag Party, Sunday, July 14, 2-5pm.  Sign up before June 24 to ensure T-shirt availability and join the fun.  We’ll have savory treats and desserts.  If you’ve got a favorite dish you can help provide, please contribute here.     

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Membership in Franconia Dems confers membership in our parent organization, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. Visit the FCDC calendar and sign up for countywide alerts here.

Group photo of Franconia District Dems at BFD 2024

Franconia repeats as FCDC District of the Year!

The Franconia District Democratic Committee was honored as Fairfax County District of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Blue Fairfax Dinner on June 2. Yes, it was a BFD!

On top of that, three of Franconia’s nominees received countywide honors. Jacob Harrer received the Senator Charles S. Robb Young Leaders Award, Joy McManus received the Lynda J. Robb Community Service Award, and Therese Chaplin was named FCDC Volunteer of the Year. 

Franconia District nominees also included: Pat Bittner, member of the year; young leaders Ash Bulmer, Rick Connelly and Alex Ewing; and community service nominees Russell Brooks and David Buckley.

Congratulations, all, and thanks to everyone who made this an exceptional year for our committee. 

Another primary election? Yes, for some of us

If you are available to greet voters at your local precinct on June 18, please contact your precinct captain or email info@franconiadems.org.


Virginia participated in the Super Tuesday presidential primary on March 5, but there are still Democratic primaries in several congressional districts. In Franconia District, voters in the 11th Congressional District have a choice between the incumbent, Rep. Gerry Connolly, and his challenger, Ahsan Nasar. There is no primary in the 8th Congressional District because Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Don Beyer have no challengers this cycle.


The primary is on June 18 in these precincts: Island Creek, Lane, Forestdale, Pioneer, Van Dorn, Garfield, Crestwood, Green Spring, West Springfield, and parts of Edison and Lynbrook. Early voting at the Franconia Governmental Center runs from June 8 through June 15, on two Saturdays and five weekdays. We’ll have a limited presence during this early voting period; sign up here to help. This is a fun way to meet some of your neighbors! 


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