Location: The Election will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206 in the Multipurpose Room.
Process: Fairfax Candidates and Eighth District Fairfax members will gather at 6:30 p.m.
More information about the Eighth District Committee can be found here: https://www.va8thcddems.org/about/
Link to full Notice of Election is available here: https://wp.me/PwCv0-Q1
There is currently one male Fairfax vacancy on the Eighth District Committee. The Eighth District
Committee traditionally has confirmed members presented to it by jurisdictions filling vacancies. Each jurisdiction
has its own method for filling vacancies. Fairfax has historically filled vacancies by plurality vote of the existing
8th CD Fairfax members from among Democrats interested in the seat who file by a specified filing deadline.
The filing deadline to fill the male Fairfax vacancy for registered voters in the Eighth District portion of Fairfax
County will be two weeks prior to the Eighth’s District’s regularly scheduled meeting of June 18.
Candidates must file in writing with Margo Horner, Chair of the Eighth District Committee, no later than 5:00 p.m.,
Monday, June 4, 2018, email@example.com.
Each candidate must certify that he is:
a. Registered to vote in the 8th CD area of Fairfax County;
c. A Democrat who believes in the principles of the Democratic Party and who will not, while serving on the Eighth District Committee, support or endorse a person who is opposed to a person who has received the
Democratic nomination or endorsement for office.
The certification must also contain the candidate’s residence address, e-mail, and phone number. The candidate
must sign the certification.Certifications may be personally delivered to the Chair, or a scanned version of the
certification may be emailed to the Eighth District Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery by postal mail, by messenger, via office drop-off or any other method is not sufficient unless the Chair
actually personally receives the filing by the deadline. Successful transmission of the certification is solely the
responsibility of the candidate. The Eighth District Committee Chair in her sole discretion may reject a certification
on the ground that the certification is false or incomplete, or was not received by the deadline.
The Fairfax delegation has determined that it will make a recommendation to the full Eight District Committee on
Monday, June 18, 2018, using the following process: Fairfax candidates and Eighth District Fairfax members will
gather at 6:30 p.m., at which time the candidates can meet the Fairfax members face-to-face. All Eighth District
Committee members are welcomed and encouraged to attend this meeting to meet the Fairfax candidates.
At 7:00 p.m., the Eighth District’s Fairfax members will hear one minute Candidate Statements from all Fairfax
candidates, who duly filed by 5:00 p.m. on June 4. Each candidate in alphabetical order will speak to the assembled
Eighth District Fairfax members. Candidate presentations will be limited to verbal speeches without additional
audio / visual materials or demonstrations.
Voting: At the conclusion of the one minute Candidate Statements, the Eighth District’s Fairfax members will vote
to recommend one candidate to fill the male vacancy.
The name of the filed candidate who received the most votes from the Fairfax Eighth District members will be
presented for confirmation to the full Eighth District Committee Membership Meeting which will follow the Fairfax
Eighth District Meeting at 8:00 p.m. In the event that only one person files by the deadline, the election will take
place at the State Central Committee Meeting in Richmond, VA, on Saturday, June 16.