Our 2017 Elections

In November 2017, Virginians will elect a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and all 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates.  Two of those 100 House of Delegate districts include the Cities of Manassas (HD-50) or Manassas Park (HD-13).  In addition, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park will each elect a Treasurer and a Commissioner of the Revenue, local officers whose election is specified in the Virginia Constitution.

The party nomination process for the above-mentioned offices was completed on or before the Democratic primary on June 13, 2017.  With the party nominations completed, our Democratic nominees will be campaigning to win the November 7, 2017 General Election.

The City of Manassas will also have a special election on November 7 for a school board seat now filled by an interim appointee.  School board elections are nonpartisan in Virginia; political parties may endorse, but not nominate, school board candidates.

Also, due to the death of the Clerk of the Prince William Circuit Court, Michelle McQuigg, on February 16, 2017, a special election was held on April 18 to elect a new Clerk of the Court.  Democrat Jacqueline Smith won that election. Her term will run through 2023.

Our 2017 Democratic Candidates

Governor:  Ralph Northam, Virginia’s current lieutenant governor.

Lieutenant Governor: Justin Fairfax

Attorney General:  Mark Herring, Virginia’s current attorney general, is running for re-election.

Member, House of Delegates, House District 50:  Lee Carter is running against the incumbent, Del. Jackson Miller (R).

Member, House of Delegates, House District 13:  Danica Roem is running against the incumbent, Del. Bob Marshall (R).

Manassas City Treasurer:  Patricia Richie-Folks, the current Manassas City Treasurer, will again face Russ Harrison, her Republican opponent in the 2016 Special Election.

Manassas City Commission of the Revenue:  Alonita Vannoy will face the incumbent, Doug Waldron (R).

Clerk of the Prince William Circuit Court:  Jacqueline Smith, our Democratic nominee, won the April 18 special election to fill the vacancy resulting from the death of the incumbent, Michele McQuigg.  Ms. Smith’s term will expire at the end of 2023.

Interested in running for office?  We recommend that you study the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Party Plan to learn about nominations, the Code of Virginia section pertaining to candidates, and the State Board of Elections page about becoming a candidate.

Feel free to contact us at or 571-358-9893 if you need more information or have any questions.