Democrats Win 9 out of 10 Manassas and Manassas Park Elections in 2018!

Written on:November 8, 2018
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Our 2018 local Democratic nominees (from left) Haseeb Javed, Ken Elston, Michelle Davis-Younger, Alanna Mensing, and Rex Parr

November 6, 2018 was another banner day for Manassas and Manassas Park Democrats, as 6 of our 7 Democratic nominees and all 3 of our endorsed candidates for the Manassas School Board won their elections to public office.

At the top of the ticket statewide, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D) handily won re-election against his Republican opponent, Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart.  Moreover, Kaine’s vote shares in Manassas Park (69.07%) and Manassas (62.88%) exceeded his statewide vote share of 56.95%.

Similarly, in the contest for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia State Senator Jennifer Wexton (D, SD-33) soundly defeated second-term Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R), and Wexton’s vote shares in Manassas Park (67.47%) and Manassas (60.28%) exceeded her district-wide vote share of 56.12%.

In Manassas Park, first-time candidates Alanna Mensing (D) and Haseeb Javed (D) were both elected to the City Council with 2,738 votes and 2,042 votes, respectively.  Incumbent Preston Banks, a Republican running as an Independent, was also elected with 2,392 votes, while incumbent Michael Carrera, another Republican running as an Independent, placed fourth and was thus not re-elected.

In the race for three seats on the Manassas City Council, Democratic incumbent Ken Elston was re-elected with 5,998 votes, while three-term Republican incumbent Marc Aveni came in fifth and was defeated.  Also elected were first-time candidate Michelle Davis-Younger (D), the top vote-getter with 6,168 votes, and second-time Republican candidate Theresa Coates Ellis, the third-place finisher with 5,900 votes.  Regrettably, second-time Democratic candidate Rex Parr polled fourth, just 487 votes shy of winning election.

Lastly, Sanford Williams, Tim Demeria, and Ken Nixon–the three candidates that the MMPCDC endorsed for Manassas School Board–were each elected with 6,717, 6,569, and 5,784 votes, respectively.

Elsewhere in Virginia, Democratic women won two additional seats in the U.S. House of Representatives from Republican incumbents.  Elaine Luria won CD-2 from first-term Republican Scott Taylor with 51% of the vote, and Abigail Spanberger won CD-7 from second-term Republican Dave Brat with 50.3% of the vote.

Virginia Congresswomen-elect Elaine Luria (CD-2), Jennifer Wexton (CD-10), and Abigail Spanberger (CD-7)

Unofficial election results for the City of Manassas

Unofficial election results for the City of Manassas Park

Unofficial Virginia election results for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives

Newly Blue Fundraiser, Saturday, November 10, 6-10 PM

Written on:November 7, 2018
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Newly Blue Fundraiser, Saturday, November 10, 6-10 PM

Newly Blue: A PWCDC & MMPCDC Joint Fall Fundraiser Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:00-10:00 PM Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 9350 Main St, Manassas, VA 20110 Join the Prince William County and the Manassas & Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committees for a Fall Fundraiser celebrating 2018. There will be a DJ, ticketed bar, dancing, and announcing of awards. Come join these two Democratic Committees, celebrate our 2018 victories, and…

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Manassas Park City Council Candidates’ Forum, Thursday, November 1, 7-9 PM

Written on:October 30, 2018
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Manassas Park City Council Candidates’ Forum, Thursday, November 1, 7-9 PM

Manassas Park City Council Candidates’ Forum Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7 – 9 pm Manassas Park Middle School, 8202 Euclid Ave. Join city council candidates Preston Banks, Michael Carrera, Haseeb Javed, and Alanna Mensing to discuss their view and vision for the city and the issues facing it. Questions can be submitted in advance or at the beginning of the forum. This event will be held in the auditorium. It…

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GOTV Rally at Prince William County Fairgrounds, Sunday, November 4, 7-9 PM

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GOTV Rally at Prince William County Fairgrounds, Sunday, November 4, 7-9 PM

Join Tim Kaine, Gerry Connolly, Jennifer Wexton, Vangie Williams, Terry McAuliffe, and more on Sunday, November 4th! Prince William County Fairgrounds 10624 Dumfries Rd Manassas, VA 20112 Election Day will be here before we know it and it’s time to get fired up to VOTE!  Join Tim Kaine for a special Get Out the Vote rally on the final Sunday evening before Election Day.  He’ll be joined by Congressman Gerry…

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GOTV Fundraiser for Jennifer Wexton, Monday, October 22, in Ashburn

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GOTV Fundraiser for Jennifer Wexton, Monday, October 22, in Ashburn

Help Jennifer Wexton Cross the Finish Line with the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee Monday October 22, 2018 6-8 p.m. House 6 Brewing Company 44427 Atwater Drive, Suite 160 Ashburn, VA 20147 Help Jennifer Wexton cross the finish line and “repeal and replace” Barbara Comstock this November! You are invited to a private event featuring Senator Wexton, members of the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee, local Democrats and members of…

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Sen. McPike’s 3rd Annual Food Truck Fest, Thursday, October 4, 6-8-PM

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Sen. McPike’s 3rd Annual Food Truck Fest, Thursday, October 4, 6-8-PM

Please join State Senator Jeremy McPike for his Third Annual Firefighter Food Truck Festival to benefit his re-election campaign. Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6–8 PM Dale City Volunteer Fire Department Station 13 13511 Hillendale Dr, Dale City, Virginia 22193 Buy tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2018foodtruckfest Host Committee (in formation): Dr. Byron Cherry, Mayor Jeanette Rishell, Raheel Sheikh, Ann Wheeler Bring the family! We will have music, delicious eats and adult beverages! You’ll be…

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Fundraising Reception for Our Manassas Park Candidates, Sunday, September 30, 3-5 PM

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Fundraising Reception for Our Manassas Park Candidates, Sunday, September 30, 3-5 PM

Fundraising Reception for Alanna Mensing and Haseeb Javed, Our Democratic Candidates for the Manassas Park City Council Sunday, September 30, 2018, 3-5 PM Meet the candidates at a friendly reception supporting their candidacy for Manassas Park City Council Guest Speakers: Manassas Park Mayor Jeanette Rishell Manassas Park School Board Chair Rachel Kirkland State Senator Jeremy McPike Manassas Park Council Member Donald Shuemaker Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 3:00 PM –…

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Manassas & Manassas Park City Councils Campaign Fundraiser, Saturday, September 15, 4-7 PM

Written on:August 29, 2018
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Manassas & Manassas Park City Councils Campaign Fundraiser, Saturday, September 15, 4-7 PM

Manassas City Council & Manassas Park City Council Campaign Fundraiser for Michelle Davis-Younger, Ken Elston & Rex Parr for Manassas City Council and Haseeb Javed & Alanna Mensing for Manassas Park City Council Meet the candidates and enjoy a downhome barbeque feast Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 9305 Robson Drive, Manassas, VA 20110 This is a ticketed event, and donation levels include: Champion: $500.00 Sponsor:…

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MMPCDC Adopts Resolution, Supporting the Rights of All Eligible Workers to Unionize and Bargain for Fair Contracts, on August 15, 2018

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MMPCDC Adopts Resolution, Supporting the Rights of All Eligible Workers to Unionize and Bargain for Fair Contracts, on August 15, 2018

RESOLUTION OF THE MANASSAS & MANASSAS PARK CITIES DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CALLING ALL TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS WHEREAS the Manassas & Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee believes strongly in the dignity of all people–regardless of racial or ethnic heritage, national origin, immigration history, religious creed, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, income or wealth, or disability–and supports the rights and freedom of workers; and WHEREAS in 2016 the Manassas &…

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Manassas City Council Campaign Launch Party, Wednesday, August 29, 5-7 PM, at City Tavern

Written on:August 10, 2018
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Manassas City Council Campaign Launch Party, Wednesday, August 29, 5-7 PM, at City Tavern

Join us and show your support for our three 2018 Democratic candidates for Manassas City Council–Councilman and GMU School of Theater Director Ken Elston, Manassas businesswoman and human resource professional Michelle Davis-Younger, and retired nonprofit CEO Rex Parr–as they officially kick their coordinated campaign into fourth gear! Meet the candidates and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres (cash bar) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 5-7 pm, at City Tavern, 9550 Center…

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