May 24th Networking Breakfast
Fairfax County Candidate Debate
*Please scroll to the bottom to purchase tickets. The event will be held at Valo Park, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, Tyson, VA.
Co-hosting with the Fairfax County Democratic Committee and Nova Labor, DemBiz invites you to join us for a candidate debate for the Fairfax County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors race and the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney race that will be moderated by NBC4’s Julie Carey.
Julie Carey, Northern Virginia Bureau Chief for News4
Carey has been covering Northern Virginia since joining News4 in 1992. Her reporting has taken her all over the Commonwealth, including Richmond where she has covered the governor, the general assembly, and every election since 1993. She is frequently called upon to participate in political debates involving Virginia candidates.
Candidates – Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Commonwealth Attorney candidates
Tim Chapman has spent his entire career building affordable housing. In Governor McAuliffe’s administration, Tim served as chair of the Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA), which controls up to $10 billion in assets for affordable homes to thousands of Virginians. He is endorsed by the honorable Scott Surovell, AFSCME, and SEIU-NAGE.
Ryan has served since January 2012 as an at-large member of the Fairfax County School Board, representing all 1.15 million county residents. He became the youngest person ever elected to the School Board at age 25. During the past eight years, Ryan worked with parents, students, and educators to keep the school system the best in the nation. He has also increased community accountability and transparency by hiring a system ombudsman and an auditor general.
Supervisor Jeff McKay is a lifelong Fairfax County resident, born on the Route One Corridor and raised by a family of educators. As Supervisor, Jeff has been a champion for equity, education, affordable housing, transportation, and the environment in Fairfax County. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Legislative Committees where he ensures funding for each of these priorities exists.
Alicia E. Plerhoples is a law professor at Georgetown Law and an expert in community economic development law, social enterprise law, and nonprofit law. As a faculty member, Alicia has chaired the law school’s Diversity Committee and served on the Hiring Committee. Alicia is a co-founder of Virginia Democracy Forward, a progressive grassroots organization based in northern Virginia.
Steve Descano is a West Point graduate, US Army veteran, former federal prosecutor under the Obama Administration, former NARAL Pro-Choice VA board member, and NAACP appointee to the Fairfax County Police Civilian Review Panel. Steve’s plan for criminal justice reform is guided by the progressive values of Community, Equality, and Justice. Steve has been a longtime member of FCDC.
Ray Morrogh has been a prosecutor in Fairfax County for 35 years and has been the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney since 2007. Ray has overseen more than 100,000 felony cases and has personally prosecuted hundreds of dangerous criminals at the state level, including the DC Sniper, the UVA serial killer, and most recently, the murderer of a 17-year-old Muslim woman who was abducted while practicing her religion.