Loudoun Democrats Elect New Leadership

LCDCboardThe Loudoun County Democratic Committee held its biannual reorganization Saturday, December 7, welcoming members to a new term and selecting new leadership. In the first official meeting of the 2014/2015 term, members elected Valerie Suzdak as Chair, Larry Roeder and Randy Ihara as Vice Chairs, Jackie Johnson as Secretary, and Kannan Srinivasan as Treasurer.

Ms. Suzdak served as LCDC Secretary for most of 2013, and previously served as Vice Chair of the Loudoun County Young Democrats. Mr. Ihara was Dulles District Chair last term, and has previously served as a Vice Chair of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. Mr. Roeder ran for Dulles District Supervisor in 2011, and served in the State Department for 35 years before retiring in 2005. Mrs. Johnson has served in various ministries in McLean Bible Church, including the Access Ministry which served parishioners with special needs, and was very active in her husband Monte Johnson’s campaign for Delegate. Mr. Srinivasan is a CPA and Treasurer of Capital IIT – an alumni association of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) for Greater Washington DC.

“This is the most diverse group of officers in LCDC history,” Suzdak said, “and the opportunity to energize Loudoun’s growing constituencies is in our grasp. If we reach for it, we will turn Loudoun as blue as Fairfax, and this leadership team is committed to making that a reality.”

State Certifies Herring AG Victory

Attorney General-elect Mark Herring released a statement following the State Board of Elections certifying him as the next Attorney General of Virginia:

Herring_main“I am gratified that the State Board of Elections today certified me the winner of a close but fair election. I look forward to serving the people of Virginia as Attorney General. I want to thank and commend the State Board, local voter registrars and election officials, their extraordinary staff and volunteers for their diligent and professional work to bring this historic election to a close. There is no greater American duty than to simply ensure that every voter may freely exercise his or her right to vote, and no greater American tradition than to make sure that that vote is counted. » Read more..

Wexton Nominated to Succeed Herring

wextonToday, Democrats of the 33rd Senate District nominated Jennifer Wexton to follow Attorney General-elect Mark Herring in representing Loudoun and Fairfax in the Virginia Senate.

In a fast, fair, and hard-fought campaign for the nomination, both Sheila Olem and Jennifer Wexton reached out to the Democrats with a focus on the local concerns of the 33rd District, and the need to carry on the valuable, common-sense legacy of Mark Herring. As a result of their great efforts, over eleven-hundred Democrats came out to vote on a chilly Saturday at the three polling locations setup and maintained by dedicated Democratic volunteers across the 33rd District. » Read more..