Democratic Congressional Candidates Forums

8th District Candidates ForumsForums introducing our Democratic candidates for the 8th Congressional District are listed below. Candidates: former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer; former Northern Virginia Urban League president Lavern Chatman; state Sen. Adam Ebbin; Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille; state Del. Charniele Herring; state Del. Patrick Hope; Satish Korpe, director of the Democratic Business Council of Northern Virginia; radio talk-show host Mark Levine; Virginia Tech professor Derek Hyra; and former Navy pilot Bruce Shuttleworth.

Candidate info (photo, website, Facebook, Twitter, campaign office), click here.


April 12th, Saturday 4:00-6:00 pm  |  FREE  |  Mt. Vernon High School, Fairfax

The Mt. Vernon District Democratic Committee will host the public forum for Democratic primary candidates in the 8th Congressional District at the Mount Vernon High School Little Theater (8515 Old Mount Vernon Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309; map, click here). Brief candidate presentations followed by questions, meet the candidates after the forum. Light refreshments in the lobby.

Forum moderator: George Burke, 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee Chair.


April 24th, Thursday 7:00-9:00 pm  |  FREE  |  Antioch Church of Christ, Alexandria

The NAACP Alexandria Chapter will host the public forum at the Antioch Church of Christ (1120 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; map, click here).


May 5th, Monday 7:00-9:00 pm  |  FREE-tickets  |  GMU Arlington Campus

George Mason University’s School of Public Policy and State & Local Government Leadership Center are proud to host the Democratic Candidates for the 8th Congressional District Seat at this special Candidates Forum, at the GMU Founders Hall Auditorium – Arlington Campus (3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201)  doors open at 6:00 PM.

This event is free with advance reservation. Seating is limited. Click here to reserve your seat. Limit one seat reservation per person. Map (PDF). Metro. Driving directions. Parking for a fee is available in the Founders Hall Garage.

The forum will be preceded at 6:35 p.m. with an acknowledgment of Congressman Jim Moran’s 23 years of service with remarks by Mason School of Public Policy Acting Dean Mark Rozell and Frank Shafroth, Director, Mason State & Local Government Leadership Center, followed by brief remarks by Congressman Moran.

Forum moderator: Julie Carey, NBC 4 Washington.


May 15th, Thursday 7:00 pm  |  FREE  |  McLean Community Center

The Dranesville District Democratic Committee will host a public forum at The Alden Theatre at McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA, 22101; map, click here). Doors open at 6:30. Forum moderator is Glenn Kessler, Washington Post’s “Fact Checker”. The forum is co-sponsored by the Providence District Democratic Committee and Fairfax County Young Democrats.


May 18th, Sunday 10:00 am – noon  |  $12  |  JCCNV Early Childhood Learning Center, Alexandria

Beth El Brotherhood & Jewish Community Relations Council Political Forum at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Early Childhood Learning Center (3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304; map, click here). Tickets required, $12 / $15 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.