Thursday, May 9, 2013
Richmond representatives to discuss upcoming changes to state laws.
The Alexandria Democratic Committee will host a 2013 legislative review session with the five elected officials who represent Alexandria in the Virginia State Capitol on Tuesday, May 14, at George Washington Middle School on Mount Vernon Avenue. State Sens. Dick Saslaw (D-35th), George Barker (D-39th) and Adam Ebbin (D-30th) along with Dels. Charniele Herring (D-46th) and Rob Krupicka (D-45th) will discuss the 2013 session and upcoming changes to state laws. Attendees will also be given an opportunity “to talk to their elected officials about what’s important to them and the local community,” according to a press release. Saslaw is the leading Democrat in the Senate, while Herring is the House Minority Whip. The event is scheduled to …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
President Obama's remarks on gun violence draw biggest reaction.
The Alexandria Democratic Committee assembled Tuesday evening to watch President Obama’s first State of the Union address of his second term at Ramparts Tavern on Fern Street, a regular hangout of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. The expressions of the Ohio congressman and other elected officials that popped on the restaurant's TV screens seemed to spark the biggest reactions from the crowd of 30 or so, but the Alexandria Democrats also warmly voiced their approval of the president’s remarks on clean energy, early education, immigration reform and gun control. “I thought it was really moving,” said Old Town resident Jean Orr. “What he said at the end about gun violence that’s really affecting our country really made a lot of…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Virginia lawmakers, residents will be in attendance at President's 2013 State of the Union address at the Capitol.
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will offer local citizens more chances than ever to participate and find out more about issues they're most interested in. The White House will offer an "enhanced" viewing experience complete with charts, graphs and data. The address will begin at 9 p.m. and will be followed by the traditional Republican response, this year delivered by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. The Alexandria Democratic Committee is holding a watch party at Ramparts Tavern and Grill located at 1700 Fern St., a hangout of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. Busboys & Poets in Shirlington is also holding a watch party Tuesday evening. CNN will begin its coverage at 7 p.m. with political anchors …
Friday, June 8, 2012
City Council candidate Boyd Walker explains charges made against him in mailing distributed by Alexandria Democrats for Responsible Government.
2:30 p.m. Saturday update — John Chapman confirmed the removal of Gail Gordon from his campaign team in a statement released Saturday afternoon. He reiterated that he had no part in the organization of Alexandria Democrats for Responsible Government, nor the production or distribution of the attack ad targeting Boyd Walker. "I am running for City Council as a fourth generation Alexandrian to help preserve and extend the best traditions in our city, including civility and transparency in elections," Chapman wrote. "A recent mailer from a new PAC attacked another candidate in ways that are not consistent with those Alexandria traditions." Gordon was the treasurer of Chapman's campaign. Chapman told Patch on Friday he only became aware of …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Alexandria resident Betty Guttman writes of her support for candidate Allison Silberberg ahead of the June 12 Democratic City Council primary.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Allison Silberberg, a Democrat running for Alexandria City Council, at the debate Monday night, clearly demonstrated her command of the issues as well as her capacity to understand the broad concerns that affect all of us in Alexandria. I have lived here since 1974 and I have rarely seen such an exceptional public servant who cares deeply about all citizens in our community. Her work and life are a reflection of what she advocates. She doesn't just talk about the issues; she works hard for change and has done so for more than two decades in our community. On Monday night, Allison spoke passionately about such compelling issues that directly affect the city, including affordable housing, the distressing cutbacks at the libraries, the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A look back at the running Twitter commentary from Monday night's candidate debate hosted by the Alexandria Democratic Committee.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
All fourteen Democratic candidates participate in the first of two forums put on by the Alexandria Democratic Committee.
The Alexandria Democratic Committee held the first of two City Council candidate debates Wednesday night at Francis Hammond Middle School. Bob Gibson, executive director of the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia, served as moderator. The rapid-fire debate format gave all 14 candidates a chance to address a variety of topics and even ask questions to each other. The candidates are squarring off for six nominations that will be determined June 12 in a citywide primary. Here is some of what each candidate had to say on Wednesday night: John Chapman A lifelong Alexandrian and currently a school administrator in Fairfax County, Chapman said improving the city’s education system and making positive changes in affordable housing are…
A look back at the running Twitter commentary from Wednesday night's candidate debate hosted by the Alexandria Democratic Committee.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Tenants and Workers United, NAACP and other organizations schedule candidate forum at Cora Kelly Recreation Center.
Democratic and Republican candidates for Alexandria City Council are invited to attend a Thursday evening forum focused on “issues important to working people,” according to a flyer promoting the event. The two-hour forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cora Kelly Recreation Center and is presented by the Democratic Latino Organization of Virginia, the Alexandria chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New Latino Movement, Tenants and Workers United and the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations. TWU and the Alexandria NAACP were involved in organizing a rally in Market Square last week intended to bring awareness to policy issues currently being debated in City Hall, including the Beauregard …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The Alexandria Democratic Committee's annual dinner is scheduled for June 9 at the Crowne Plaza in Old Town.
Former Virginia governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine will be the keynote speaker at the Alexandria Democratic Committee’s annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner scheduled for June 9 at the Crowne Plaza in Old Town. “We are excited to have Governor Kaine serve as the keynote speaker of the ADC’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner,” ADC Chairman Dak Hardwick said in a statement. “He is a tireless, dynamic leader for Democrats in Virginia and across the country. No one understands better what is at stake for this commonwealth and our country this year than Tim Kaine.” Kaine was in Alexandria on March 28 to host a roundtable with women veterans and military spouses. In February, he opened the Democrats’ coordinated campaign headquarters just …