The Manassas & Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee held its 2018 Blue Victory Luncheon, our spring fundraising and recognition event, on Saturday, April 21, from 11 am – 2 pm, in the John S. Huttton Jr. Hall at the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall at 9322 Center St, Manassas VA 20110.
This annual event celebrates MMPCDC’s outstanding Democratic elected officials and volunteer leaders, while raising the funds needed to help support our slates of Democratic candidates in the November General Election.
Participants enjoyed a silent auction of Clinton-era presidential memorabilia, a generous buffet lunch (including vegetarian options), and the fellowship of their Democratic friends, neighbors, and elected officials, including U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, State Senators Jeremy McPike (SD-29) and Jennifer Wexton (SD-33), State Delegates Lee Carter (HD-50), Danica Roem (HD-13), and Hala Ayala (HD-51), members of and candidates for the Manassas and Manassas Park City Councils and School Boards, our Democratic constitutional officers, and four candidates for the Democratic nomination to oppose Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) on November 6
The Honorable Tim Kaine, our junior U.S. Senator, 2016 nominee for U.S. Vice President, and former Virginia Governor (2006-2009) gave a thoughtful and inspiring keynote address. The attendees then listened to the stump speaches of four of the six candidates contending for the 2018 Democratic nomination for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 10th Congressional District in the June 12th primary, before voting in our straw poll for that contest.
The straw poll results were as follows: Jennifer T. Wexton: 28 votes (29%); Lindsey Davis Stover: 23 votes (24%); Julia E. Biggins: 21 votes (22%); Dan I. Helmer: 16 votes (17%); Paul E, Pelletier: 7 votes (7%); and Alison K. Friedman: 0 votes (0%). (Note: Lindsey Davis Stover and Alison K. Friedman did not attend the event and were not represented by any surrogate).
Thanks largely to the generousity of the following event sponsors, our 2018 Blue Victory Luncheon was a financial success:
Blue Sky Sponsor ($1000+): Mike Freeland
Blue Circle Sponsors (250+): Bill Briscoe, Stewart Davis, Patt Fields,Senator Jennifer Wexton,
Cheryl Macias, Senator Jeremy McPike, Donald Shuemaker
True Blue Sponsors ($100+): Delegate Danica Roem, Don Shaw, Patricia Richie-Folks, Pam Kincheloe, Allen Muchnick, Rex and Gina Parr, Betsy Reid, Jeanette Rishell, Mike Rosas, EJ Scott, Pam Sebesky, Mark Wolfe, Larry and Sharon Smith. Mike Cleary
View the photos of our successful 2017 event.
Event Photos from 2012
The location in 2012 was “A Taste of Heaven Tea Room”
With keynote speaker U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Kaine
Manassas Park Council member Suhas Naddoni receives Manassas & Manassas Park Blue Victory Award
Suhas Naddoni and Pam Kincheloe display their awards