Congratulations to all our great Democratic candidates who ran in the November 3, 2015 General Election: Jeremy McPike for Virginia State Senate, Kyle McCullough and Don Shaw for Virginia House of Delegates, Jacqueline Smith for Clerk of the Court, and Paul Ebert for Commonwealth’s Attorney!
Jeremy McPike was elected to the Virginia Senate with 53.76% of the total vote, while Paul Ebert was re-elected as our Commonwealth’s Attorney with 53.60% of the total vote. While first-time candidates Jacqueline Smith, Don Shaw, and Kyle McCullough did not defeat their long-time incumbent Republican opponents, they ran excellent campaigns and respectively received 47.81%, 43.86%, and 41.17% of the total votes cast.
Congratulations to Jeremy McPike for winning the Democratic nomination for the Virginia Senate 29th district on June 9, 2015.
Support Democrats Paul Ebert for Commonwealth’s Attorney and Jacqueline Smith for Clerk of the Circuit Court
In addition to the more prominent Virginia General Assembly contests, on Tuesday, November 3 Manassas and Manassas Park voters will participate in important contested elections for both the Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Clerk of the Circuit Court serving Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
Democratic incumbent Paul B. Ebert, “Virginia’s Most Experienced and Successful Prosecutor”, is running for re-election to another four-year term as Commonwealth’s Attorney. Since becoming Virginia’s youngest elected Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1968, Mr. Ebert has served our community well, with integrity and distinction, by effectively pursuing justice and protecting citizens, including crime victims and witnesses. Mr. Ebert presently supervises a prosecutor’s office with 22 assistant commonwealth attorneys.
As our chief prosecutor, Paul Ebert has focused on combating violent crimes, crimes against children, elder abuse, illegal gang activity, narcotics trafficking, and drunk driving. Mr. Ebert has also served as special prosecutor in more than thirty jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth and is recognized nationally for his many successful prosecutions of significant, high-profile cases. In 2003, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft selected Ebert to prosecute D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad, resulting in the first capital murder conviction under Virginia’s terrorism statute. During his 47 years as Commonwealth’s Attorney, Ebert has received numerous local, state, and national honors and awards and has held various professional positions.
After being unopposed for re-election for at least 20 years, Paul Ebert is facing a serious Republican challenger in 2015; namely Mike May, a current member of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. To support, volunteer, or contribute to Paul Ebert’s re-election, contact Friends of Paul B. Ebert, PO Box 509, Manassas VA 20108, 703-369-2085, email@example.com, http://www.voteebert.com , Facebook Twitter
Practicing Woodbridge attorney Jacqueline Smith is running as a Democrat for Clerk of the Court, challenging Republican incumbent Michelle McQuigg for this important position. The Clerk’s office handles many critical legal matters, including criminal and civil court records, jury duty, marriage licenses, weapons permits, probate, real estate records, and name changes. Ms. Smith seeks to make the Prince William Circuit Court balanced, efficient, and responsive. According to Ms. Smith, the present Clerk and her appointed Deputy Clerk have been hostile toward some citizens based on their religion, skin color, or sexual identity. In addition, electronic court documents and files are disorganized and can be unavailable to judges, staff, and taxpayers, and telephone inquiries are not responded to effectively. In Virginia, the Clerk of the Court is elected for an eight-year term, so the winner this November can be expected to serve through 2023. To support, volunteer, or donate to Jacqueline Smith’s election campaign, contact the Supporters of Jacqueline Smith for Clerk of the Circuit Court http://smithforclerk.com Facebook
Democrats Challenge Republican Incumbents for Local House of Delegates Seats
The MMPCDC is pleased to announce that two progressive Democratic candidates, Don Shaw and Kyle McCullough, have qualified to oppose local Republican incumbents Bob Marshall (House District 13) and Jackson Miller (House District 50), respectively, on the November 3, 2015 general election ballot.
According to the blog Blue Virginia, the 13th and 50th Virginia House of Delegates Districts both narrowly favor Democrats over Republicans, based on the vote tallies in the 2013 race for Virginia Attorney General, which was nearly tied statewide.
Since no opposing candidates had filed for the Democratic nomination for these races by the deadlines for any Democratic primary or caucus, both Shaw and McCullough were nominated as Democratic candidates for the November 3rd general election without any Democratic primary or caucus.
House District 13 includes all of Manassas Park plus all or part of 11 election precincts in Prince William County, mostly to the west and north of Manassas Park, except for the surrounding Parkside Precinct and the Signal Hill Precinct to the southeast.
Don Shaw, who is challenging Bob Marshall, is a 20-year Army and Air Force veteran, a former Department of Defense employee, and now works for a veteran-owned small business. Don first moved to Prince William in 1997. Don and his wife, Joyce, live in Gainesville with their three children, all of whom have either graduated from or attend Prince William County Public Schools. Facebook Twitter
House District 50 includes all five election precincts within the City of Manassas plus all or part of 7 election precincts within Prince William County just west or northwest of Manassas City.
Kyle McCullough, who is opposing Jackson Miller, lives in Manassas City with his wife, Lina, and two teenage sons and works as a senior programmer at the American Type Culture Collections (ATCC) in Manassas. Facebook
The MMPCDC will work hard to get Don and Kyle elected on November 3, 2015. We encourage local Democrats to donate to and volunteer for Don’s and Kyle’s campaigns. Please use the links above to learn more about these candidates and to contact their campaigns.
Congratulations to Ken Elston for winning election to the Manassas City Council! See swearing in ceremony Ken Elston swearing in ceremony