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Our 2018 Elections

On November 6, 2018, we will elect a U.S, Senator from Virginia (first-term Democratic Senator Tim Kaine is running for re-election) and a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District (the seat currently held by two-term Republican Barbara Comstock). In addition, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park will each elect three members to their city councils.

The party nomination process for the above-mentioned offices will be completed on or before the state-run Democratic primary on June 12, 2018.  After the party nominations are completed, our Democratic nominees will campaign to win the November 6, 2018 General Election.

The City of Manassas will also have an election for three school board seats on November 6.  School board elections in Virginia are nonpartisan; political parties may endorse, but not nominate, school board candidates.

Our 2018 Democratic Candidates:

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is actively seeking re-election.  If one or more other Democrats successfully file to challenge his nomination by the end of March, a statewide Democratic primary will be held for that nomination on June 12, 2018.

House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District of Virginia:  Six excellent candidates are contending for the Democratic nomination against two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock.  The Democratic nominee will be determined in a state-run primary that will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The current candidates contending for the Democratic nomination are:

Manassas City Council:  Two Manassas City Council incumbents–Republican Marc Aveni and Democrat Ken Elston–are expected to seek re-election, and both the Republican and Democratic Parties will likely nominate additional candidates for the three seats up for election in 2018. The Manassas Republicans have scheduled a party canvass for April 28 with an April 13 candidate fiing deadline.  A firehouse primary to select the Democratic nominees will probably be scheduled for early June, with a candidate filing deadline in late May.  Additional candidates may run as independents.

Manassas Park City Council: No Manassas Park Governing Body incumbents have officially declared for re-election at this time. However, we believe Republican incumbents Preston Banks and Michael Carrera will both seek re-election, while Democrat Suhas Naddoni will not seek another term.  Three seats are up for election in 2018.  A firehouse primary to select the Democratic nominees will probably be scheduled for early June, with a candidate filing deadline in late May.

Interested in running for office?  Please contact the MMPCDC co-chairs as early as possible at  mmpcdc@gmail.com or 571-358-9893.  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.  Valuable candidate training materials and opportunities can be found at the websites linked on the right column of this page under both Resources and Other Democratic Organizations.

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