Our 2021 Elections
On November 2 2021, Virginia will hold statewide elections for governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. In Virginia, a sitting governor may not serve a second consecutive term, but a former governor (e.g., Terry McAuliffe) may run again for a non-consecutive term.
In addition, all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates will be up for election on November 2, 2021, including those for House District 50 (which includes the City of Manassas) and House District 13 (which includes the City of Manassas Park). The decennial redistricting of all state and federal legislative districts in Virginia is supposed to be completed in 2021, but the redistricting plan for the Virginia House of Delegates will not be approved in time for the House of Delegate primary and general elections.
The Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park will each hold elections for two “constitutional officers”, namely Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, on November 2, 2021.
Finally, the City of Manassas will hold a special election on November 2, 2021 to fill the final 14 months of the City Council seat that was vacated following Michelle Davis-Younger’s election as Mayor on November 3, 2020. Effective January 1, 2021, the Manassas City Council appointed MMPCDC member David Farajollahi to fill this vacated seat until after the 2021 special election. On June 16, 2021, the Manassas members of MMPCDC unanimously endorsed Manassas City Council Member David Farajollahi (I*) for that special election.
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Our Democratic Nominees for the November 2, 2021 General Election
Our statewide nominees selected via the June 8, 2021 Democratic Primary
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe for Governor
State Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor
Our Nominees for the Virginia House of Delegates
Michelle Maldonado for House of Delegates (District 50, includes the City of Manassas)
Delegate Danica Roem (incumbent for House of Delegates (District 13, includes Manassas Park)
Our Nominees for City of Manassas Constitutional Officers
For City of Manassas Treasurer: Patricia Richie-Folks (incumbent)
For City of Manassas Commissioner of the Revenue: Tim Demeria
Our Endorsee for the Manassas City Council Special Election
Manassas City Council Member David Farajollahi (incumbent)
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2021 Nominations Process and Election Dates
Tuesday, June 8, 2021: Statewide Democratic Primaries for Virginia Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. A primary to nominate a Democratic candidate for House of Delegates District 50, which includes all of the City of Manassas and some portions of Prince William County to its west, including Bristow, was held simultaneously.
Delegate Danica Roem automatically become our nominee for House of Delegates District 13, which includes all of Manassas Park and parts of western Prince William County, on March 25 because no other candidate had filed for the Democratic nomination by the March 25 deadline.
Our Nomination Process for Local Races: On March 27, MMPCDC issued a call for candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Commissioner of the Revenue or for Treasurer in the City of Manassas, whereas on April 9, MMPCDC issued a second call for candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for those same offices in the City of Manassas Park. For the City of Manassas, only one candidate–Tim Demeria for Commissioner of the Revenue and Patricia Richie-Folks for Treasurer–filed for each nomination. Since Mr. Demeria and Ms. Richie-Folks had no opposition for the Democratic nomination, they automatically became our nominees for the November 2, 2021 General Election. For the City of Manassas Park, no candidates sought the Democratic nomination for either Commissioner of the Revenue or Treasurer.
At its March 2021 meeting, MMPCDC voted not to nominate any candidate for the 2021 special election for the open seat on the Manassas City Council. On June 16, 2021, the Manassas members of MMPCDC unanimously endorsed City Council incumbent, David Farajollahi, an independently filed candidate, for that special election.
Tuesday, November, 2, 2021: General Election
Interested in Running for Office in 2022 or 2023?
Please contact the MMPCDC co-chairs as early as possible at email@example.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 Candidate Resources and Other Democratic Organizations.
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-358-9893 if you need more information or have any questions.
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